Yolo County reports third coronavirus death

Three county residents have now died of COVID-19 and 67 people have tested positive.

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By Anne Ternus-Bellamy McNaughton Media The novel coronavirus has claimed another life in Yolo County — the second resident in two days to die, health officials reported on Wednesday. Three county residents have now died of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — and 67 people have tested positive — an increase of 11 cases over Tuesday. All but one of the new cases were in the city of Woodland, which now has 17 confirmed cases. The city of West Sacramento still has the most confirmed cases — 34 — while the city of Davis has 10 and Winters and the unincorporated areas of the county have a total of six. Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman has said the number of cases in a given city is not necessarily reflective of how “sick” that city is; rather, it may be the result of different testing protocols and the use of different labs. Chapman has also said that 40 percent of some tests are producing false negative results and that, combined with the lack of broad testing in general, means incidences of the disease are likely much greater than the numbers show. The good news, even with the additional cases and fatality reported Wednesday: hospitalizations remain unchanged. A total of 17 county residents have been hospitalized during the course of this pandemic, including a number of whom were later discharged to isolate at home. Meanwhile, all three of the deaths reported by the county occurred in males between the ages of 55 and 74, with two of them over the age of 65, according to the county’s dashboard. Find more information about the novel coronavirus and local cases at https://www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus. — Reach Anne Ternus-Bellamy at aternus@davisenterprise.net. Follow her on Twitter at @ATernusBellamy.]]>

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