According to a series of press releases issued by Mendocino County Public Health this afternoon, two more County residents have died of COVID-19.
The county’s 68th casualty to the virus is reportedly a 53-year-old Willits man who was not vaccinated. The second reported death, and Mendocino County’s 69th death since the beginning of the pandemic is a 69-year-old Ukiah man who once again was not vaccinated.
According to Mendocino County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren during his COVID-19 media update last Friday, September 10, 2021, Mendocino County’s unvaccinated populations continue to be particularly vulnerable to symptomatic COVID-19 and have made up the majority of recent deaths.
While Mendocino County’s number of fatalities continues to grow, this last Saturday a group of 40-50 residents gathered in Ukiah to express their dissatisfaction with the potential of vaccine mandates and skepticism of pandemic protocols.
Mendocino County Public Health is asking Mendocino County residents to “exercise caution when placing themselves in situations that could expose them to COVID-19, especially considering the new more infectious Delta variant.”
Public Health continues to encourage residents to “follow all CDC and CDPH guidance’s at this time. Vaccination, masking and social distancing remain the best options for combating the Covid-19 Virus.”
Public Health did not provide any updates over the weekend regarding new positive cases identified in County residents.