San Diego County Reports 2nd Coronavirus Death

San Diego County health officials said Tuesday that there has been a 2nd death of a county resident from COVID-19.

At the daily briefing Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Wilma Wooten said the person who died from the coronavirus was in their late-70s. She also said there have been two infants that have been infected with the virus.

County officials say the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise each day with at least 242 people having contracted the virus as of late Tuesday. The most number of cases is in the age group between 30-39, the second highest number of cases between 20-29 and the 3rd highest number between 40-49. Statewide, Gov.Newsom said Tuesday that 50-percent of those getting coronavirus in California are between the ages of 18-49.

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Dr. Wooten also said, "Things are still likely to get worser and we do not believe the cases have crested." The County Public Health Officer also pointed out that based on the data, 81-percent of those who get the coronavirus will have mild to moderate symptoms and do not need to be tested or go to a hospital and does not need to be tested, But she said they should remain in self-quarantined until they are free of fever for 3 days and at least 7 days after their first symptoms, in order to prevent infecting someone else.

(Photo credit San Diego County Newscenter)

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