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Napa County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases; total hits 18

Napa County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases; total hits 18

From the Complete coronavirus coverage from the Napa Valley Register, St. Helena Star, and The Weekly Calistogan series

Napa County reported three additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total since the first confirmed case on March 22 to 18.

The county’s first death was reported on Tuesday: Marylou Armer, 43, of American Canyon, who was a detective with the Santa Rosa Police Department.

Wednesday’s new cases were all in the city of Napa, which now has 12 confirmed cases, Napa County reported.

Totals for the rest of the county are: Unincorporated, 3, with one in American Canyon, St. Helena and Calistoga.

To date, 391 individuals have been tested in Napa County, with 280 tests negative and 93 tested patients awaiting test results, said Molly Rattigan, the county’s deputy executive officer.

There are 68 individuals who are being monitored due to having a close contact to a confirmed case, Rattigan said in the county’s news release.

California has reported 8,584 COVID-19 cases, with 183 deaths as of Wednesday.

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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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