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More than 10% of all Central Coast COVID-19 deaths reported in 2021

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CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION) More than 10% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties have been reported since the start of the new year, according to data released by county health officials.

On Dec. 31, Monterey County had 193 reported deaths, Santa Cruz County had 83 and San Benito County had 29. Those numbers now stand at 216, 91 and 34. The 36 new cases out of the 341 total brings the percentage of deaths since Dec. 31 to about 10.5%.

In the past 24 hours, Monterey County has reported 20 new deaths, Santa Cruz County has reported 8 and San Benito County reported 5. The total number of deaths in the past 24 hours amounts to 33, about 9.7% of all deaths reported on the Central Coast since the start of the pandemic.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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  1. Not a very promising start to 2021 but we knew it was going to get worse before it got better, so hunker down, limit your trips away from home, distance yourselves and wear personal protection equipment when you do have to go out for essentials. This is what we have to do to beat this thing. We can open up businesses but we have be smart about it. We weren’t and now we are getting kicked in the twins again. My daughter in law, ignored the safety recommendations and tested positive and she lives in a house with three other people so now we are waiting for the test results and she just got tested again so here is hoping that we get four negative test results. Let’s see where this goes.

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