California’s 1st coronavirus death confirmed in Placer County

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PLACER COUNTY, California, March 5 (PUNJAB Mail USA)- Placer County health officials have confirmed the first coronavirus death in California. The person who died was an elderly adult who had underlying health conditions.Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson said “While we have expected more cases, this death is an unfortunate milestone in our efforts to fight this disease, and one that we never wanted to see.

The person tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and officials believe they may have been exposed during international travel on a Princess cruise ship that departed from San Francisco to Mexico.

Health officials say the person had minimal community exposure after returning from the cruise and going to the hospital.


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