Santa Cruz county experienced its largest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Four additional cases were identified today, with at least two of those cases resulting from community spread. The other two cases are under investigation to determine if community spread or travel related. To date, 27
confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county. There are still no COVID-19 related deaths reported in the county, and 10 of the 27 confirmed cases have recovered. City residents should continue to calmly practice social distancing, avoid going out, and adopt good hygiene. One practical
way to help flatten the curve is to cover the face and nose with close face cover, when around others. As COVID-19 is reported to be asymptomatic at times, the cloth face cover is meant to protect others from those who unknowingly carry the virus. Cloth face covers keep others safe and help reserve face-masks and respirators for healthcare workers. Cloth face covering should not worn by children under the age of 2, anyone with difficulty breathing, or those who are unable to remove the cloth face cover by themselves. The recent spike in confirmed cases in Santa Cruz county should motivate local residents to continue taking the virus seriously and to continue taking all proper precautions.
Santa Cruz County reported two additional cases of COVID-19 since Friday, May 1st. The 34th case was reported on Saturday, and the City was notified of