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Napa County reports 3 additional COVID-19 deaths
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Napa County reports 3 additional COVID-19 deaths

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Napa County started the week Monday by reporting 226 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths.

This comes after the county reported a record eight deaths last week, but had a slight dip in COVID cases.

The three new deaths represent two women and one man, all over the age of 65. One of the three deaths occurred out of county, the county reported.

COVID-19 has been tied to the deaths of 50 Napa County residents since the first death in March.

On Monday, the state lifted regional stay home orders for all regions, including Napa County and the Bay Area. Starting immediately, this will allow restaurants and wineries to again serve the public outdoors, and barbershops and hair salons can reopen.

In a statement, Napa County noted that deaths are a lagging indicator of cases, which means that the county will likely see deaths go downwards in the future as cases and hospitalizations decrease.

The county is now operating under the restrictions of the Purple Tier which was in effect until mid-December when the now-lifted stay home order was imposed.

Currently, 8.2% of the region’s ICU beds are available. Staying out of the Regional Stay Home order is predicated on having four-week future projections of regional ICE capacity at 15% or more, the county noted.

Local hospitals reported caring for 24 COVID patients on Monday, one more than on Friday. The availability of local ICU beds rose from 5% on Friday to 9.5% on Monday.

There have been 7,987 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county since March.

The county said 15,831 people had received COVID vaccinations as of Monday, an increase of 1,416 since Friday.

When, where and who: your Napa County coronavirus vaccination questions, answered

A program to vaccine county residents is being rolled out, starting first with frontline health care workers as well as residents and staff of the county’s skilled nursing facilities.

As the program expands, other groups and finally the general population will be offered the vaccine.

As of Friday, the county reported administering 14,415 vaccinations since December, an increase of 504 doses since Thursday.

The form for showing interest in vaccination is available at People can find out if they fall under the initial categories that could be eligible for vaccinations either immediately or over the next couple of months.

Currently, the county’s vaccination clinics are invitation-only and are accessed by scheduled appointments.

People with questions about the vaccination program can call the county at 707-253-4540.

Officials noted that vaccine supplies are limited, and it is uncertain from week to week how many vaccines will be available to the county.

Need a COVID-19 test in Napa County? Here's where to find one

The county recommends testing for people who are symptomatic, frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable populations. Go to to see a list of local testing sites ranging from Napa Valley Expo to local health care providers to local pharmacies.

Residents who want to be tested for COVID at the free county-sponsored site should go to for more information.

For more information on COVID-19 and actions you can take to #stopthesurge, visit

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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