Contra Costa County reports first coronavirus death

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) – Health officials on Friday confirmed the first death linked to coronavirus in Contra Costa County.

In a statement, officials said the patient died Thursday at a hospital in the county.

The patient was in their 70’s and had a pre-existing condition that put them at a higher risk of serious illness from coronavirus, officials said.

Additionally, the patient had a history of recent travel overseas.

Officials said more details would be provided at a press conference at 10 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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