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MENDOCINO Co., 8/31/21 — Three more Mendocino County residents have died from COVID-19, according to an announcement from the public health department this afternoon: a 51-year-old woman and and 85-year-old man, both from Willits, and a 68-year-old woman from Covelo, all unvaccinated.
This brings the total of deaths from the virus in the county to seven people in the past week, 14 deaths since July 29, meaning more than 23% of the total deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic began have occurred in just over the past month. There have been 64 people who have died from the virus overall; prior to the recent surge due to the Delta variant, the last death from COVID-19 in Mendocino County was in early June.
An additional 100 new positive COVID-19 cases were also reported after the weekend, with 27 people currently hospitalized and 10 in the intensive care units. There are no new breakthrough cases of people who have been vaccinated testing positive for the virus reported on today’s dashboard.
Here is the county’s announcement of the 64th death: Our article from the morning of August 30, with an overview of the county’s current COVID response and the current strain on local hospitals, can be found below. There will be another update from Mendocino County Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren at the August 31 Board of Supervisors meeting.
Date: August 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: MENDOCINO COUNTY NEWS MEDIA
FR: MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
Public Notice: Mendocino County Public Health has been notified of another Mendocino County resident who has been lost to the COVID-19 Virus. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
A 85 year old Willits man has been confirmed as Mendocino County’s 64th death. At this time Public Health asks all 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. Mendocino County Public Health asks that you 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.
The individual in question was not vaccinated.Mendocino County Public Health press release, August 31, 2021