TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Tulare County health officials reported Friday the third death related to COVID-19 and seven new cases — now totaling 81.
The patient died Wednesday and was Tulare County’s 25th coronavirus case, according to the county’s Public Health Branch. The individual was hospitalized and had other health issues that may have played a role in their death.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family who lost their loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Public Health Officer. “As we continue to see cases rise, Tulare County residents must adhere to guidelines.”
Out of the 81 cases, 45 were person to person/contact, 17 were travel-related and 19 were under investigation, the health department said.
Here is how cases broke down by age group:
- 2 — Ages 0-17
- 14 — Ages 18-25
- 22 — Ages 26-40
- 19 — Ages 41-64
- 24 — Ages 65+
A total of 176 people are under self-quarantine and are monitored by health officials.
Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency also released an online map (click here) detailing where in the county COVID-19 cases are being reported.
There was no information available on the number of COVID-19 tests performed in Tulare County.
COVID-19 resource links:
- Fresno County
- Tulare County
- Madera County
- Mariposa County
- Merced County
- Kings County
- Kern County
- World Health Organization
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response