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Contra Costa County Announces First Death Linked to Coronavirus

by ECT
Contra Costa Health Services

On Friday, Contra Costa Health Services announced the county’s first death related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The county will brief the public later Friday morning in a press conference, however, they said the patient died Thursday in a hospital in Contra Costa County.  The person was in their 70s and had a pre-existing condition that put them at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and a history of recent overseas travel.

Contra Costa Health Services will live-stream the media conference on its Facebook page.

As of Thursday, Contra Costa County said it had a total of 42 confirmed cases (as of 12:37 p.m). It is believed that there are several hundred cases throughout the county that have not yet been identified.

The announcement comes on the heals that Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Statewide “Stay At Home” order.

Per California Department of Health:

COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:

 As of March 18, 2020, 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there are a total of 675 positive cases and 16 deaths in California (including one non-California resident). This total does not include passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship currently docked in Oakland.

Ages of all confirmed positive cases:

  • Age 0-17: 13 cases
  • Age 18-64: 448 cases
  • Age 65+: 209 cases
  • Unknown: 5 cases

24 – Cases of positive tests related to federal repatriation flights675 – Cases not related to repatriation flights

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