Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

2,264 people have tested positive since February, 358 are active patients, 1,887 have recovered and 19 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 8.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 4.2%.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital CEO gives COVID-19 update

ICU is at capacity, but the working environment is stable, Steven Hannah says.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

State Senator Caballero introduces Rural Broadband and DIVCA Reform Act of 2021

If approved, the act would help rural, underserved communities build broadband networks for those lacking access to high-speed internet and service.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital continues to treat patients during surge

Emergency director urges those needing emergency care not to delay seeking treatment. The hospital reported that COVID-19 patients account for approximately 30% of inpatient admissions.

Jack Preader with family. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Children and Youth

11-year-old boy lobbies for disabled accessibility

Jack Preader convinces Hollister to make Frank Klauer Park ADA-compliant.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department reports officer-involved shooting

Per department policy, the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.