The Alameda County Public Health Department on Monday announced the county’s first death caused by the novel coronavirus.
County health officials said in a news release that the person who died was an elderly person with underlying conditions that placed them at greater risk of serious illness and was hospitalized.
The person who died didn’t have a history of travel or a known contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, so they likely contracted the disease via a community-acquired transmission, according to the county.
Health officials said Alameda County has 112 coronavirus cases as of Monday, with evidence of widespread community transmission.
They reminded residents that the county’s shelter-in-place order and social distancing restrictions for essential activities and businesses remain in effect.