SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

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: Mar 22, 2020 9:57 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.

Action News Now will share the latest updates as they become available. For continuing coronavirus coverage, Click Here

For notifications on the latest local updates related to coronavirus, download our app, Click Here

Watch the official announcement below

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 516851

Reported Deaths: 9441
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1938774702
Orange37813651
Riverside37011695
San Bernardino33432418
San Diego29883565
Kern20651144
Fresno15083138
San Joaquin11885180
Alameda11524189
Santa Clara10794191
Sacramento10122145
Tulare9745189
Imperial9448222
Stanislaus9221112
Contra Costa8033127
Ventura734476
San Francisco691661
Santa Barbara616760
San Mateo5683119
Marin509270
Monterey492430
Kings445356
Merced428550
Solano361137
Sonoma311339
Madera194330
Placer192516
San Luis Obispo190216
Yolo157242
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7976
San Benito6474
El Dorado6371
Lassen6260
Yuba5024
Shasta3909
Glenn3321
Colusa3314
Mendocino3229
Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake2081
Mono1451
Tuolumne1412
Amador1260
Calaveras1251
Del Norte880
Siskiyou730
Inyo611
Mariposa572
Plumas330
Trinity50
Alpine20
Modoc20
Sierra20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 72°
Red Bluff
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 81°
Willows
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 79°
Staying hot and hazy today, but relief from the heat is on the way for the middle of this week. We'll also have the potential for mountain thunderstorms on Wednesday. The heat returns this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events