The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced the confirmation Wednesday of the county’s sixth death due to the novel coronavirus.
The victim was a man in his 60s who had been in the hospital since March 5 and died Tuesday, county officials said.
County public health officials have confirmed 155 cases of the virus as of Tuesday. Of those, 56 are currently hospitalized, 70 are presumed to have been the result of community transmission and 18 are associated with international travel.
Coronavirus updates and information can be found at the Public Health Department’s website, sccphd.org/coronavirus.