First COVID-19 death reported in Fresno County; now 100 cases in county

Coronavirus

FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — Fresno County announced Friday there are now 100 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

County health officials also reported the first COVID-19 related death in the county. The individual was over the age of 65.

Fresno County officials say the patient had no history of travel or known contact with a COVID-19 infected individual. The patient’s exposure is unknown at this time

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. This tragic death reminds us that we all must continue taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and protect the most vulnerable members of our community from this disease.” Dr. Rais Vohra, Fresno County Interim Health Officer. “Those considered at-risk for developing complications from COVID-19 include older adults and individuals with chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. In some cases, even younger and middle-age adults may become ill enough to require hospitalization.”

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