Contra Costa County is reporting Sunday it has 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, which is 10-more than reported on Saturday.
On Friday, Contra Costa Health Services announced the county’s first death related to coronavirus (COVID-19). The male was in his 70’s 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.
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Statewide “Stay At Home” order. Newsom later tweeted out what a Stay At Home Order means in terms of essential:
- Gas stations
- Grocery stores
- Food banks
- Take-out & delivery
- Essential state and local government functions
COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:
As of March 21, 2020, 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, there are a total of 1,468 positive cases and 27 deaths in California (including one non-California resident).
Ages of all confirmed positive cases:
- Age 0-17: 23 cases
- Age 18-64: 1066 cases
- Age 65+: 369 cases
- Unknown: 10 cases
- 113 – Travel related
- 145 – Person-to-person acquired
- 408 – Community acquired (see map of local health jurisdictions reporting community transmission – PNG)
- 778 – Under investigation
In order to better focus public health resources on the changing needs of California communities, beginning on March 18, the state is no longer collecting information about California travelers returning from countries that have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in California since late February, and since early March, most of the confirmed cases in the state were not related to travel outside of the United States.
Twenty-two public health labs in California are testing samples for COVID-19. These labs include the California Department of Public Health’s Laboratory in Richmond, Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey, Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin (located in Solano), Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sonoma, Tulare and Ventura County public health laboratories The Richmond Laboratory will provide diagnostic testing within a 48-hour turnaround time. This means California public health officials will get test results sooner, so that patients will get the best care.