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Santa Clara County reports first death due to new coronavirus at El Camino Hospital

Original post made on Mar 9, 2020

A woman in her 60s died Monday morning, March 9, from COVID-19 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, the first fatality due to the new coronavirus to occur in Santa Clara County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:37 PM

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Posted by Gracie
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

My heart goes out to the family and friends who have lost someone.

I am concerned about the level of accuracy in reporting from the healthcare officials. They are saying that this person was hospitalized for "several weeks". I believe this is the case brought to the hospital on Feb. 28? Does ten days really count as "several weeks"? Are they trying to relieve anxiety about the reports that over 200 healthcare personnel were potentially exposed when this patient was brought to the hospital and make us think that we're past the 14-day incubation period? Yes, technically, she was hospitalized at the end of one week, and then there was one full week, and now we're a couple of days into a new week. And I understand that they might somehow think that vagueness is protecting patient information. But many of us are very sensitive to the idea that we're not being told the truth. Please be as accurate as you can in your repoerting. These must be very difficult times for all those working in public health and healthcare, so perhaps this was an unintentional distortion?

Posted by You don't need masks
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Agreed with the above comment. Furthermore, STOP BUYING OR STOCKPILING N95 MASKS. THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU.

I personally know two hospitals who are SEVERELY understocked because some idiots decided to buy up all the masks.


Posted by Mannatarora
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 12, 2020 at 4:33 am

most dangerous virus

Posted by Mannatarora
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 12, 2020 at 4:35 am

now coronavirus in India
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