Third Death from Same Residential Care Facility Cluster
LAKE COUNTY, CA – This afternoon, Lake County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Gary Pace announced the death of a sixth Lake County resident from a COVID-19 related illness. This individual lived at the local senior residential facility where the recent outbreak has occurred. They were over the age of 65 with underlying chronic medical issues and tested positive prior to becoming symptomatic. Our condolences go out to the family and friends.
“We encourage everyone to pause for a minute and recognize that taking an extra step of prevention— like wearing a mask or avoiding a social event— could potentially save a life. Even though many people when infected don’t get very sick, this COVID can be deadly.” said Dr. Gary Pace.
Residents seeking public health information on how to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus can access Lake County’s Public Health Division webpage at www.MHOAC@Lakecountyca.gov or call the COVID-19 hotline at (707) 263-8174 to speak to a Public Health adviser.