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Del Norte County has its first hospitalization due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

According to Kymmie Scott, county emergency services manager, the only information available at this time is that the patient is a middle-aged male who was hospitalized specifically due to the coronavirus, not due to an underlying condition. 

Scott did not know when or how the patient contracted the coronavirus. 

Prior to this latest case, the most recent case was reported on June 16. 

According to the Del Norte County’s COVID-19 Information Hub (www.covid19.dnco.org), as of 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, there are now two active cases in the county. The case reported June 16 appears to be the second currently active case and did not require hospitalization. 

A total of 2,392 tests have been administered, 49 cases were confirmed and 47 are inactive, or recovered.  

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