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October 23, 2021

Man in mid-30s is Santa Cruz County’s 212th Covid-related death

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—A man in his mid-30s died of Covid-19-related complications on Sept. 14, Santa Cruz County Public Health announced Tuesday.

The man, County spokesperson Jason Hoppin said in a press release, was the 212th Covid-related death in the county. He was not vaccinated against the disease, and had underlying health conditions. 

This is the fourth death since the arrival of the Delta variant, and each individual was unvaccinated, Hoppin added. 

“These deaths are preventable. Vaccines prevent serious illness and death, and eligible unvaccinated residents are encouraged to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” Hoppin said.

The County did not release any further information about the man.

There were at least 509 people in the county with Covid-19 on Monday, according to data on the County’s dashboard

State data shows the county’s seven-day test positivity rate has steadily declined over the past four weeks, but the number of people being hospitalized with Covid-19 has remained steady since the start of the month. There were 13 people in local hospitals with Covid-19 on Monday, including one in the ICU.

About 70% of the county’s population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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