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Sacramento County Department of Public Health - Two Galt Residents Infected with COVID-19

Post Date:03/30/2020 5:00 PM

The Sacramento County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) has confirmed two (2) persons residing in Galt have been diagnosed with the corona virus known as COVID-19.  SCDPH will be providing cities in the county with local infection statistics.  The SCDPH noted that there are no known deaths associated with the virus in Galt. 

SCDPH provided a chart indicating the following infections countywide, along with characteristic information related to those infected.   As of the County’s release of information, 224 persons were infected county-wide and 7 persons have died from the virus. 

CITY

TOTAL CASES

DEATHS

Sacramento

121

5

Elk Grove

28

2

Rancho Cordova

12

0

Citrus Heights

5

0

Folsom

5

0

Galt

2

0

Isleton

0

0

Others

37

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTERISTIC

N (%)

Age

 

Average (Min, Max)

55 (9, 98)

Age Group

 

0-17

3 (1.3%)

18-64

140 (62.5%)

65+

81 (36.2%)

Gender

 

Male

107 (47.8%)

Female

116 (51.8%)

Unknown

1 (0.4%)

Deaths (Case Fatality)

7 (3.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Galt reminds all residents to stay at home unless accessing essential services such as obtaining groceries, food, medical appointments or undertaking work defined as essential in the Governor’s and County Health Officer’s stay-at-home orders.  Over the weekend, President Trump indicated that he will soon extend the social distancing requirement through April 30, 2020. 

The best method of preventing the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing which includes staying at home and staying at least 6 feet apart from other persons.  Symptoms of COVID-19 include dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.  If you develop these symptoms call your medical care provider for further instructions.

The stay at home orders issued by Governor Newsom and the Sacramento County Department of Public Health are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19 because infected persons do not always display the symptoms described above, but still remain infected and active carriers of the disease.   As carriers, these asymptomatic (show no symptoms) persons can still infect others.  Persons 65+ years old and those with underlying health conditions are disproportionately susceptible to serious illness or death after being infected. 

Protect others, stay at home unless you need to access essential services, and if you do, practice social distancing. 

Coronavirus 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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