The numbers show a significant uptick in fatalities compared to a year earlier, including a 17% rise in the number of people who died at home

Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office recently released data revealing a 20 percent spike in deaths, compared to exactly one year ago. The report also reveals a 17 percent increase in home fatalities. 

Over half the number of deaths has been reported to have been caused by the novel coronavirus. 

Investigators also revealed that the first COVID-19 death in the county was recorded on Feb 6, three weeks earlier than the first supposed death in the U.S. Authorities have acknowledged it likely that a substantial number of cases must have gone undiagnosed. 

The County Supervisor, Dave Cortese demanded a more detailed report and said that he was disappointed by the “sanitized reports”.