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July 8, 2020

Second resident dies from coronavirus in Monterey County

Confirmed cases increase to 42 in latest report

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department reported the county’s second death of a resident from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

No other information about the individual has been released.

As of the health department’s latest report, there are now 42 confirmed cases of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Monterey County, and at least seven of them appear to have been acquired locally through community transmission.

Ten of the cases are travel-related, 15 are from person-to-person transmission and the other 10 are under investigation. The county’s first death of a resident due to complications from the coronavirus was reported March 21.

As of March 30, Monterey County Health Department’s Public Health Laboratory has completed COVID-19 testing for 616 people.

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler, Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers education, government and general news for King City and Greenfield and occasionally for the surrounding communities in South Monterey County.
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