Jessica Cejnar / Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 5:14 p.m.

Two Del Norte County Residents Die of COVID-19; Nine New Cases Reported Monday

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Two Del Norte County residents died of COVID-19 at Sutter Coast Hospital this weekend, the Public Health Branch reported Monday.

Including the latest deaths, a total of seven people have died in Del Norte County as a result of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the Public Health Branch. Both patients were in their 70s and had underlying health conditions.

“We at Public Health would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of these residents,” Public Health Branch statement read.

Meanwhile, nine new cases were reported to the Public Health Branch on Monday, making for a total of 21 active coronavirus cases in the county. One person is currently in the hospital, according to Public Health.

There are no new cases among Del Norte County’s incarcerated population, including at Pelican Bay State Prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

There have been a total of 1,254 COVID-19 cases in Del Norte County since the pandemic began, according to Public Health.


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