Henry Mayo announces 4th death related to COVID-19

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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials announced Saturday a fourth person has died while being treated at the hospital for COVID-19.

This is the first death at the hospital in over a week, after the third death had been reported on April 17.

The name, age and presence of underlying conditions were not provided by the hospital due to patient confidentiality policy.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, there have been at least 378 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a Saturday afternoon report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Countywide, 607 new cases and 48 new deaths were announced over the last 24 hours, according to the Public Health Department. This brings the totals within the county to 19,107 positive cases of COVID-19 and 895 deaths.

Of those who died, 37 were over the age of 65 and nine people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Thirty-eight people had underlying health conditions, including 30 people over the age of 65 and eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

The mortality rate in the county is now at 4.6% of confirmed cases.

Patrick Moody, a spokesman for the hospital, said that a total of 663 tests have been administered by the hospital as of Saturday. Of those, 127 have been positive, 547 negative, six are still pending, 21 people are currently in the hospital and 37 people have been discharged.

On Saturday, DPH once again changed the way in which it reports its numbers for the regions. Formerly, officials who sent out the daily numbers used “suppressed” numbering, indicated in the listing as a “–.” The “–” indicated anywhere between one and four confirmed cases within a region, and was used to protect patient privacy, according to Department of Public Health officials.

As of Saturday, DPH lists the specific total now for each region. The Signal’s total count includes the number of cases from both incorporated and unincorporated regions of the Santa Clarita Valley:

City of Santa Clarita: 304
Unincorporated – Acton: 8
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 1
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 21
Unincorporated – Castaic: 18
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 0
Unincorporated – Newhall: 0
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Saugus: 2
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 0
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 16
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 4
Unincorporated – Valencia: 4

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