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Health officials report second coronavirus death in Butte County

Butte County Public Health is reporting the second death from coronavirus in the county.

Posted: Jun 25, 2020 3:13 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2020 8:49 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health is reporting the second death from coronavirus in the county.

The person who passed away while being hospitalized was over 80 years of age and had underlying health conditions, according to BCPH. The case investigation for this person’s coronavirus illness suggests this was a community-acquired infection. No specific place or event was identified as the source of their infection.

Health officials said in a press release, they express their sincere condolences to the person’s family and friends.

RELATED: North State Coronavirus Cases

Butte County has seen a significant increase in virus cases over the past week, which is consistent with reports from nearby counties. Health officials said while they are still investigating details of these new cases, many appear to be from close contact with a previously confirmed case and from small gatherings such as BBQs and celebrations with friends and family.

Health officials are urging residents to take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus by following state and local guidelines, including wearing a face covering when in public and common spaces.

“I’m very sad to announce that we’ve lost another one of our community members to this virus,” stated Danette York, Director of Butte County Public Health. “We remind the community that gatherings are still disallowed by the Governor and we must remain diligent in our fight against the coronavirus.”

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
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Madera429658
Placer342841
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Lassen7310
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Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
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Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
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