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Four Coronavirus Deaths Reported In County

Stanislaus County Public Health has confirmed that two more Stanislaus County residents, an adult male and an adult female, have died due to COVID‐19. Both had underlying medical conditions. No further details about this case will be shared due to patient privacy. That brings to four the number of county residents who have died, two adult males and two adult females, all with underlying conditions.

“In the past week, 65 new cases of COVID‐19 have been diagnosed in Stanislaus County, some of them severely ill. While these deaths are not unexpected, we are still saddened by this loss of life. We wish to share our heartfelt condolence to the families and friends who have lost loved ones,” said Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, Stanislaus County Public Health Officer. “We all need to continue to evaluate our own actions to ensure they are limited to essential services only so that we can continue to slow down the spread of the disease.”

The total number of people who have tested positive for COVID‐19 in Stanislaus County is now at 146.

The numbers were current as of presstime on April 14.

At this time, Public Health officials recommend that Stanislaus County residents, students, workers, and visitors continue to practice good health hygiene. Anyone with respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, sore throat, or fever, should stay home, practice proper cough etiquette and hand hygiene, and limit their contact with other people. If your symptoms become more severe and you need medical attention, call your provider first. The best way to reduce the risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

Cover your cough or sneeze;

Stay home if you are sick;

Get your flu shot to protect against flu or symptoms similar to COVID-19;

Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave; and

If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.

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