Stanislaus County Public Health has confirmed that a Stanislaus County resident has died due to COVID-19. The individual was an adult male with underlying medical conditions. No further details about the case will be shared due to patient privacy.
“We wish to share our heartfelt condolences to the loved of ones of this person. This death reminds us of the seriousness of this disease and Stanislaus County is taking necessary steps to slow down the spread of the disease and to protect those at greatest risk,” said Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, Stanislaus County Public Health Officer. “While Public Health is doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of this disease in our community, we can only flatten the curve if everyone takes social distancing seriously.”
The total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Stanislaus County is now at 103. Officials expect to continue to see more cases in the coming days and weeks. It is critical that individuals and organizations take action in slowing the spread of the virus by following all applicable guidance and recommendations.
To stop the spread of COVID-19 it is critical to adhere to these recommendations: Practice social distancing which means stay at least 6 feet away from others; do not hold social visits and play dates with anyone outside of your household; keep children that are at home entertained by playing games, reading books, or going for walks; only leave the house for essential medical supplies or groceries and try to either early or later in the day when places are less likely to be crowded.
If you are over the age of 65, have a friend pick up groceries for you. If you must visit your doctor, call ahead and see if they have telehealth options that allow you to interact with your doctor from home. Avoid all non-essential activities that involve close contact with the general public.