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Homeless residents will soon have at least some temporary shelter at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds as the coronavirus crisis unfolds further.

The fairgrounds will have 15 trailers provided by the state to isolate homeless residents infected with the disease, and there will also be 60 to 80 cots provided by the county for homeless residents to sleep on.

Santa Clara County officials on Monday confirmed at least one homeless resident died of COVID-19.

County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez hosted reporters for a tour of the facilities at the fairgrounds on Sunday.

Verily — a private commercial lab organization run by Alphabet — is also onsite conducting pilot testing for the virus.