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Napa County reports a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases
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Napa County reports a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases

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County health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest one-day total since the first cases were reported March 22.

This pushed the Napa County’s total to 124 cases, including three deaths. Currently no one is hospitalized, the county said.

Eleven cases breaks the previous one-day reported high of eight cases on May 26 and equals the total for last week.

Also, the county is reporting a greater volume of testing. There were an additional 295 tests conducted Tuesday, and more than 1,000 over the past four testing days. As of Wednesday, there have been 9,763 tests conducted, with 9,580 coming back negative and 59 pending.

To date, 53% of cases have been people between 18 and 49 years old, 24% between 50 and 64 years old, 13% older than 64 and 12% younger than 18, the county reported.

Fifty-one percent have been Hispanics, 35% non-Hispanic whites, while 59% have been female, according to the county.

The county said 56% of cases have come from unknown community exposure, 26% from household exposure, 10% from non-household exposure, 6% from travel and 3% from healthcare exposure.

The county is encouraging residents to be tested for coronavirus, particularly anyone at risk of exposure out in the community.

Testing is now available to all county residents over age 18, but appointments are required. To complete a screening and schedule a test, visit countyofnapa.org/2776/COVID-19-Testing.

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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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