Marin County announced the first death related to the new coronavirus as more county residents in assisted living facilities and a mobile home park tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Friday.
The man in his 70s, a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship during its Mexican Riviera voyage, was the county’s first reported coronavirus patient. He had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks. The man died Friday, county officials announced in a statement.
“This is a heartbreaking development in our work to limit the impact of COVID-19 locally,” Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin County deputy health officer said in the announcement. “This unfortunate death further shows how serious this virus is and how necessary it is for our community to continue to shelter in place and take bold measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Marin.”