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Media Advisory

First Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed in Contra Costa County

Friday, March 20, 2020

Note to Editors: The media briefing will take place at 1220 Morello Avenue in Martinez. No interviews will be provided prior to the briefing.


Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will hold a media briefing to update the public about the county's first confirmed death linked to COVID-19.

The patient died Thursday in a hospital in Contra Costa County. The Contra Costa resident was in their 70s and had a pre-existing condition that put them at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and a history of recent overseas travel.

Contra Costa Health Services will livestream the media conference on its Facebook page.


10 a.m. March 20, 2020


CCHS Office of the Director, 1220 Morello Avenue

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  • Karl Fischer,