Henry Mayo announces 5th COVID-19 related death

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As Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials announced Tuesday morning a fifth death at the hospital related to COVID-19, county officials said the number of cases and deaths had grown by 1,638 and 58, respectively.

The identification or details about the deceased patients have not been given by the hospital due to patient privacy policy.

The number of cases in the Santa Clarita Valley has risen by 32, bringing the total to 612 confirmed cases.

The total number of confirmed cases countywide is now 27,815, and the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 1,313 people countywide.

“This high number (of confirmed cases) is in part due to the lag in data that happened over the weekend, but it’s also in part due to the larger number of people that are able to get tested,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Public Health Department.

Of those who died, 43 were over the age of 65 and 38 had underlying conditions. One person was between the ages of 18-40 and did have underlying health conditions, according to Ferrer.

The mortality rate countywide is 4.7% of confirmed cases, and 5,081 people (or 19%) of the people who have tested positive have been hospitalized. Of all those who have died countywide, Ferrer said 93% had underlying conditions.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has administered 863 tests: 156 have been positive, 789 negative, 32 pending, 12 are in the hospital for treatment and 54 have been discharged, according to Patrick Moody, a spokesman for the hospital.

The number of cases for the SCV, broken down into region and including both Henry Mayo’s and other area health care providers’ newest figures, were as follows, according to Public Health’s numbers as of Tuesday afternoon:

City of Santa Clarita: 436
Unincorporated – Acton: 8
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 1
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 27
Unincorporated – Castaic: 22
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 0
Unincorporated – Newhall: 0
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Saugus: 3
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 0
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 19
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 91
Unincorporated – Valencia: 5

To view all coronavirus-related stories, visit signalscv.com/category/news/coronavirus.

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