Just over a year since the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 in a male outside of Seattle, Washington who had traveled to Wuhan, China, Mendocino County Public Health last night reported a 33rd resident of COVID-19 of the county has died of the virus.
Mendocino County Public Health’s Public Information Officer Ashley Toxqui told us, “Our county’s 33rd death was a 97-year-old caucasian male from the Ukiah area, who passed away in hospice care.”
Eight deaths associated with COVID-19 have occurred over the last 30 days marking a 32% increase in fatalities attributed to the virus in that time period.
Toxqui emphasized that, “No death is just a statistic to our Mendocino County COVID-19 incident Staff. We have now lost 33 valuable lives in our close-knit community due to the pandemic.”
In the spirit of preventing more deaths, Toxqui said, “We would like to thank those in our county who are continuing to safeguard themselves and those around them, by wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and by avoiding gatherings.”