The Napa County Public Health Division on Friday reported the county’s second death from the novel coronavirus.
The second death was a City of Napa resident who was being treated in a hospital in another county, Napa County spokeswoman Molly Rattigan said. The death occurred Thursday and Napa Public Health was advised of it Friday.
Napa County’s first death from the virus was Santa Rosa Police Department Detective Marylou Armer, 43, of American Canyon, who died Tuesday. Santa Rosa Police Chief Ray Navarro said Armer is believed to be the first police officer in the state to die from the disease while in the line of duty.
As of Friday, there are 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Napa County. So far 422 people have been tested for the disease, 298 tests were negative and 104 people are awaiting test results. Another 73 people are currently being monitored due to having close contact with a confirmed case, the Napa Public Health Division said.