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Napa County reports 4 more COVID-19 cases, with new age and ethnicity breakdown
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Napa County reports 4 more COVID-19 cases, with new age and ethnicity breakdown

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

Napa County reported four more confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total since March 22 to 38. The death toll is unchanged at two.

Only one Napa County resident is hospitalized, down from two last week. This person is not in critical condition, reported Molly Rattigan, the county’s deputy executive officer.

Of the four new cases, two were in the city of Napa, which has now recorded 24 cases, and two were in unincorporated Napa County, which has had nine cases.

Other county totals: American Canyon, three cases; Calistoga and St. Helena, one each. None have been reported in Yountville, Deer Park/Angwin or Lake Berryessa, the county said.

Napa County is breaking down cases by age group and ethnicity. Of the 38 confirmed cases, 23, or 61%, are people ages 18 to 49; 10, or 26%, are people 50 to 64, and five, or 13%, are people older than 64.

Twenty-five cases, or 66%, were females, while 13 cases were males.

Non-Hispanic whites represented 23 cases or 61%; Hispanics represented 11 cases or 29%; “other” represented three cases or 8% and one person was listed as “unknown” ethnicity.

A total of 739 individuals have been tested in Napa County, and 565 tests were negative. Another 136 people are awaiting test results, the county reported.

Test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, but depending on the lab and backlog they can take four to five days, Rattigan said.

Tuesday’s four confirmed cases of COVID-19 is the most for a single day, tying last Friday’s total. No new cases were reported on Wednesday morning.

Napa’s 38 confirmed cases are part of more than 24,000 in California and 584,073 in the U.S. There have been 732 deaths in California and nearly 24,000 nationally, the county said.

Napa County reports testing and other data daily at countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus.

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You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217.

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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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