In addition to providing a free speech forum Post Scripts is also dedicated to presenting news and information you can use to make an informed decisions. However, information available on the coronavirus changes almost daily and that’s a challenge for us, but we will still make a good faith effort to stay abreast of the breaking news, not to alarm, but to inform. We know its important to you, so we will give it our best shot.
The following article is presented in that spirit.
Note: KPAY announced today that Butte County had its first confirmed case of coronavirus. The Butte County Public Health website was checked, but we were unable to find any updated information. Enloe Hospital’s website was also checked with similar results.
As of 2pm March 21, 2020 there are 1,468 positive cases and 27 deaths in California. Approximately 26,200 tests had been conducted. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs. At least 13,467 results have been received and another 12,700+ are pending. See the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the latest data.
UPDATE: First Butte County case of Coronavirus has been confirmed. It is a mild case. Dr. Andy Miller says patient is a 65 year old Chico man, with underlying health condition. Investigation just began today. The test came in today. Fellow family member will be quarantined with patient. Source Rick Silva, Paradise Post.