A coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed at four Costco locations in the Bay Area, according to a statement from Santa Clara County.
A total of 31 cases have been confirmed within the past two weeks at four Costco stores in Gilroy, Mountain View, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The number of confirmed infections at each store ranged from four to 13.
The county began an investigation at these locations after an outbreak was reported at various Costco locations, according to the statement.
“Preliminary results of the investigation indicate that Costco is complying with social distancing and other protocols and that many of the cases have been caused by community transmission and most likely not internal transmission among employees,” the county said.
Clusters of the virus have not been confirmed at any other Costco locations in Santa Clara County, according to the statement.
The county is working closely with Costco to protect the safety of workers and customers at each location.
“This includes assisting Costco in identifying close contacts and advising on appropriate disinfection measures, ensuring that appropriate testing protocols are being followed, as well as measures to prevent workplace transmission,” the county said.
By the numbers: As of Thursday, Santa Clara County has a total of 9,731 confirmed cases and 190 deaths.