Santa Clara Could Be the First Bay Area County to Come Off the State’s Watch List

Santa Clara County could soon make it off the state’s coronavirus monitoring list as case numbers dip below 100 in 100,000, SF Gate reports. Santa Clara would need to keep that figure below 100 for 14 consecutive days.

If Santa Clara were to be removed from the list, it would likely be on its own for a while. All other eight Bay Area counties are above the threshold.

Counties land on the list for a variety of other reasons, including fewer than 150 tests out of 100,000 residents conducted over a seven-day period; more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period; more than 25 cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days plus a seven-day average test positivity rate above 8%; a 10% increase in the three-day-average for hospitalizations; less than 20% ICU bed availability; and less than 25% availability for ventilators.

Learn more about how each of the nine Bay Area counties are doing here.