A ninth person has died in Colusa County from COVID-19, Public Officials announced Monday.
The news came the same day that Gov. Gavin Newsom warned California could soon see another COVID-19 surge in the coming days and weeks.
“This is a deadly disease,” Newsom said during a live press conference. “This is a deadly pandemic. It remains as deadly today as any point in the history of this pandemic.”
Colusa County Public Health officials reported that 1,396 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, with 1,085 recovered.
There were 302 active cases in isolation, 145 people in quarantine, and 10 people in the hospital.
Over the past two months, hospitalizations have increased seven-fold throughout the state, Newsom said.
Newsom added that the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in California was slower than he had hoped, but that it should soon gain momentum.
The state has received 1.29 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with 454,000 administered by Sunday.
Newsom said he expects another 611,000 doses this week.
Colusa County has also begun to administer the coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and Colusa Medical Center, Valley West and firefighters.
County received 495 doses, but expects more in the coming weeks. ♣