Visalia Times Delta
Tulare County’s losing battle with COVID-19 metrics hit two grim milestones on Wednesday, breaking records for both the most reported deaths in one day and shattering the monthly death toll, according to Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency statistics.
With a record 13 newly reported deaths by the local health agency on Wednesday, 61 people have died from COVID-19 related causes in December. The previous high was in August.
“We are reporting significant increases of fatalities due to COVID-19 and sadly this is our grim reality given the current surge of cases and hospitalizations as people continue to become infected with the virus,” said Carrie Monteiro, HHSA public information officer. “Unfortunately, the deaths are not slowing down.”