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Health officials confirm first positive case of COVID-19 in Butte County

Butte County Health Officials announce the first case of COVID-19 in Butte County.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 5:40 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2021 10:16 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health announced Saturday, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Butte County.

According to public health, the individual is a male, Chico resident, over the age of 65 with prior chronic medical conditions. He is experiencing mild symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

Health officials are still investigating where and how this individual contracted the virus. 

He is currently self-quarantined in his home at this time. The male has one live-in family member, who is also practicing self-quarantine at this time.

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