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Public Health officials announce first coronavirus death in Butte County

Butte County Public Health officials have announced the first coronavirus death in the county.

Posted: Jun 1, 2020 12:54 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2020 9:30 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Butte County Public Health officials have announced the first coronavirus death in the county.

Public Health officials said the person who passed away while hospitalized was over the age of 65. The person was also experiencing several underlying health conditions. Health officials said the case investigation suggests this was a community-acquired infection. 

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At this time, there's no specific place or event that was identified as the source of their infection.

“I’m very sad to announce that we’ve lost one of our community members to this illness. This news hits us hard,” said Danette York, Director of Butte County Public Health. “This COVID-19 pandemic is a historic public health challenge. Our top priority continues to be protecting the health of our community.”

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