3 more county residents die from coronavirus, health officials say

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SAN DIEGO — During a Friday afternoon news conference, San Diego County health officials said three additional county residents have died after contracting coronavirus, bringing the death toll of county residents to six.

The deaths reported Friday included a man in his mid-50s and a man in his early 80s, according to County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten.

A 25-year-old pharmacy technician also died after contracting coronavirus and was in self-quarantine at the time of his death, according to a news release from the Riverside University Health System. The 25-year-old man was a San Diego County resident but was in Riverside County at the time of his death, Wooten said.

“The information shared today provides evidence that COVID-19 affects everyone at all ages,” Wooten said.

Additionally, an 86-year-old man who was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship and was in federal quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar died at a San Diego-area hospital Friday, county health officials say. He was not a San Diego County resident.

Wooten also said that they are training staff at assisted living facilities to insure proper infection control and prevention. Residents and or staff members have tested positive at three facilities around the county, Wooten said. An additional three facilities are waiting on test results.

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