San Francisco well being officers reported the county’s first demise of a resident with COVID-19 on Tuesday night.

The affected person who handed away was a man in his 40s with “a number of, vital” underlying well being circumstances, officers stated in a assertion.

“My condolences exit to this San Franciscan and their family members. It’s a unhappy day, and we have to pull collectively as a Metropolis to do all the pieces in our energy to cut back the chance of further deaths in our neighborhood,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed stated. “Every of us has the facility to save lots of lives and reduce the influence of coronavirus in San Francisco.”

As of Tuesday night, the town has 151 sufferers who’ve examined constructive for novel coronavirus. Specialists have stated there are various extra circumstances that have not been reported because of the restricted availability of testing.

“From the start of this outbreak, now we have centered on defending weak populations — together with individuals with power well being circumstances — as a result of we all know they’re at larger danger of getting very sick and even dying from COVID-19,” stated Dr. Grant Colfax, the director of the SF Division of Public Well being. “On behalf of the Division of Public Well being, I lengthen my honest condolences to this man’s family members. That is a troublesome time for our metropolis, however we’ll get by it collectively. I strongly urge each San Franciscan to proceed staying dwelling to save lots of lives.”

In a press convention Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom stated the state has seen 40 deaths and a pair of,102 circumstances of novel coronavirus (not together with these passengers who examined constructive on the Grand Princess cruise). Of the whole contaminated sufferers, half are between the ages of 18 and 49, the governor stated.


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