Mendocino County Public Health announced yesterday evening via Facebook that between January 1st and 2nd, 53 additional residents tested positive for COVID-19 and three more residents death passed away due to the virus. All three of Mendocino County’s recent deaths from COVID-19 were older than 65 years of age and all passed away in the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley hospital.
In the wake of these deaths, Mendocino County Public Health’s Public Information Officer Ashley Toxqui said “We are grieving as a community the deaths of 3 additional Mendocino County residents.”
Toxqui provided additional information about those who passed away:
- Our county’s 28th COVID-19 death was a 76 year old Hispanic/Latino male, from the Ukiah Area, who died at AHUV on January 1st, 2021.
- Our county’s 29th COVID-19 death was a 67 year old male with ‘other’ marked for ethnicity, who was from North County, and died at AHUV on January 1st, 2021.
- Our county’s 30th COVID-19 death was a 68 year old Caucasian male from North County, who died at AHUV on January 2nd, 2021.
News of three deaths comes days after Mendocino County saw largest single day spike in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic on December 31, 2020 totaling 71 positive tests.