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Three new coronavirus cases bring Santa Clara County total to 48

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Three new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Santa Clara County, county officials said Wednesday, bringing the total of positive cases in Santa Clara County to 48.

County public health officials said they expect the numbers of confirmed cases to grow and they urge everyone to follow health recommendations.

Two new cases of Covid-19 have also been confirmed in Santa Cruz County, county officials said Wednesday.

The two new cases bring the total of positive cases in the County to 4. Both persons are isolated and recovering.

County officials said the third case was confirmed Tuesday evening and it’s unlikely the person got the virus via community transmission.

The fourth was confirmed Wednesday in a person associated with Rio Del Mar Elementary School in Aptos. County officials said the person is in stable condition and how they were exposed is under investigation.

County health officials believe more cases will be confirmed in the future and they’re urging residents to prepare for the spread of the virus through the community.

In California, 177 cases have been confirmed and three people have died as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to the California Department of Public Health.

In light of the growing number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organization has said the outbreak is now a global pandemic.

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