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Update: Napa County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, highest one-day total yet
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Update: Napa County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, highest one-day total yet

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

Napa County reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, the greatest one-day total since the first cases were reported March 22. One of the new cases is Yountville’s first.

The county now has confirmed 45 cases, including two deaths.

As the county increases testing, the potential for more confirmed cases grows. As of Friday, 980 people had been tested, with 747 negative results and 189 people awaiting results, the county reported. Until Friday, the highest one-day total for COVID-19 patients was four.

The county reported Friday that no Napa County patients are currently hospitalized.

Five of the new cases were city of Napa residents, while the sixth was from Yountville. This person, Yountville’s first case, was not a resident of the Veterans Home, the county said in a special afternoon announcement.

The Yountville patient was ordered into isolation and quarantine and an investigation is underway, the county said.

Of the 45 total cases, 30 have been in the city of Napa, nine in unincorporated Napa County, three in American Canyon and one each in Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

Of the first 44 cases, 29 or 66% are female. Twenty-six or 59% are non-Hispanic whites, 14 or 32% are Hispanic and four cases are “other.”

Napa’s 45 confirmed cases are included among the more than 28,000 cases in California and more than 672,000 cases nationally. There have been 973 deaths in California and 33,325 nationally, the county said Friday morning.

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

Stanford University’s Big Local News project has created a map of COVID-19 cases that is searchable by county. Go to: covid19.biglocalnews.org/county-maps/index.html#/county/06055

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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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