Tracking COVID-19 outbreaks, cases and vaccination rates in San Jose
A San Jose Fire Department volunteer administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an educator. File photo.

COVID-19 has killed 1,821 people in Santa Clara County and infected more than 143,000 others since March 2020.

The numbers of infections, hospitalizations and deaths declined earlier this year when vaccines became available to the majority of the population. The numbers climbed again as the contagious Delta variant ravaged the country in summer, prompting the Biden administration to push for booster shots.

Earlier this month, Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Sara Cody joined eight Bay Area jurisdiction in announcing guidelines to remove mask wear indoors.

To better understand the pandemic and its impacts, San José Spotlight is using the latest data published the county and the state to track its development.

Workplace outbreaks 

While most businesses are no longer required to report individual COVID-19 cases, the county still requires them to disclose all outbreaks where three or more cases are identified. Between May 2020 and September this year, COVID-19 outbreaks struck restaurants, factories, and even giant tech offices like Apple and Google.

This map shows where the outbreaks have been reported in the county. Click to zoom and find how businesses in your city have been impacted by COVID-19. This data is updated on Oct. 1.

Number of cases 

COVID-19 has found its way in on every street corner in Santa Clara County. But some areas, such as East San Jose and Gilroy, have been hit disproportionately.

This map demonstrates the case rate per 100,000 people in each census tract in the county. Click to zoom and find how your neighborhood was impacted by COVID-19. This data is updated once a month.

Click here and enter your address to find which census tract you're in.


Vaccination efforts 

Santa Clara County began its robust vaccination campaign in December 2020 and now has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country.

More than 1.45 million people, or 84.5% of all eligible residents, have been inoculated as of Oct. 15 However, disparities persist, where areas in East San Jose, for example, continue to see lower vaccination rates.

This map demonstrates the vaccination rate in each census tract in the county. Click to zoom to find how many people in your neighborhood have vaccinated. This data is updated once a month.

Click here and enter your address to find which census tract you're in.

Contact Tran Nguyen at [email protected] or follow @nguyenntrann on Twitter. 

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