BCPH announces COVID-19 death in young adult, reminds public to be cautious

A Butte County resident in their 20s recently died due to COVID-19, according to Butte County Public Health (BCPH).

Posted: May 24, 2021 3:01 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A Butte County resident in their 20s recently died due to COVID-19, according to Butte County Public Health (BCPH).

Health officials in Butte County stopped announcing each death due to COVID-19 several months ago. However, BCPH said it is important for the public to recognize that COVID-19 is still very serious and can cause severe illness and death to people at any age.

“It is vital to know the emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and seek healthcare early, especially if you are at higher risk due to age or underlying health conditions.,” BCPH said in a news release on Monday.

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Many common health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, immunocompromised state, cancer and others can cause COVID-19 complications, according to health officials.

For people with underlying health conditions who are at risk for severe coronavirus, monoclonal antibody treatment is effective at decreasing the likelihood of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Health officials said monoclonal antibodies must be administered by a healthcare provider within 10 days of symptom onset, underscoring the importance of seeking healthcare early.

BCPH is urging all eligible residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. To view a full list of vaccine locations in Butte County, click here.

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