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Coronavirus central: New COVID strain found in California

State has administered just 35% of vaccine doses so far

by Embarcadero Media staff

San Mateo County as of Tuesday had 26,497 cumulative cases of COVID-19, with 234 deaths. There were 177 people hospitalized. The county has seen more than 8,000 people test positive for COVID-19 in the last month and was down to one available intensive care unit bed on Jan. 5, county Board of Supervisors president David Canepa said in a tweet. Santa Clara County as of Tuesday had 76,235 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 771 deaths. The rolling seven-day average of new cases ending Dec. 28 was 1,076. There were 709 hospitalized, 119 of which were new.

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