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.
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
- 97 – Travel related
- 92 – Person-to-person acquired
- 181 – Community acquired (see map of local health jurisdictions reporting community transmission – PNG)
- 281 – Under investigation