Orange County reports first death related to coronavirus

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Orange County is reporting its first death as a result of the coronavirus.

The Orange County Health Department says that a resident passed away early this morning.
They say the individual was over the age of 80 with pre-existing medical conditions.         

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus released a statement saying, in part, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim. We continue to urge the community to practice vigilance, social distancing and public health hygiene in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus."

Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman is recommending that all residents stay home, including children and teenagers not in school, unless they must get food, medical supplies, or must go to work.

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