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Health Officials Confirm Fourth Death Related to COVID-19 in Merced County

Resident was a male over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions.


(Merced County press release)

Today, the Merced County Department of Public Health (Department) confirmed the fourth death related to COVID-19, otherwise known as novel coronavirus.

The Merced County resident was a male over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions.

“We are saddened by the confirmation of another death in our community due to COVID-19, and the Department sends its deepest condolences to the family,” said Merced County Public Health Officer Dr. Salvador Sandoval. “We want to remind the residents of Merced County that we must remain united in preventing the spread of this disease. Please do your part to halt the spread.”

Merced County health officials strongly urge everyone to continue following local health orders and practicing safety measures in daily routines. They say it is crucial that residents do not become complacent, or transmission levels could increase.

All Merced County residents interested in being tested for COVID-19 can register for an appointment online at:

For additional information pertaining to COVID-19, please visit the Department’s resource website or call the Department information line at 209-381-1180 (English, Spanish, Hmong).

To schedule a phone interview, please contact the Public Health Communication Office from Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.—5 p.m. at 209-381-1187.

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