County reports another COVID death; more cases at jail

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A West Sacramento man between the ages of 25 and 34 is the latest COVID-19 fatality in Yolo County.

The death, reported last Friday, brings to 237 the total number of county residents who have died during the pandemic.

There were also 16 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county’s two hospitals on Friday, 10 of them in intensive care units.

The countywide test positivity rate continues to decline and the surge of cases that began in July is slowing.

Over the last week, the county reported 425 new cases, up slightly from 411 the week before, but down from the 574 cases the week before that and 606 four weeks ago. Healthy Davis Together has also reported declining cases and test positivity.

Positive tests at jail
COVID continues to make the rounds at the Yolo County Jail, where 27 inmates have tested positive for the virus as of Friday, according to Yolo County Sheriff’s Capt. Matt Davis.

Sheriff’s officials announced on Sept. 8 that 15 inmates tested positive for coronavirus, marking the jail’s first outbreak since the start of the pandemic. Those testing positive have been placed in isolation for monitoring and treatment.

Inmates determined to have been exposed to the virus are being tested every three days, Davis said. Staff members at the Woodland facility are participating in weekly testing.

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