Santa Clara patient died of COVID-19 before 1st U.S. death was declared

By Karina on April 22, 2020

New autopsy results show a patient in Santa Clara died of COVID-19 on February 6th, which was 23 days before the 1st U.S. death was declared.

This suggests that the novel Coronavirus was circling around the Bay Area longer than we thought.

The first death was previously reported on February 28th in Washington state.

Now the Santa Clara Health Department has identified two individuals who died of COVID-19 in early February.

Earlier in the year, Apple’s Steve Wozniak believed he may have been patient zero. Read about it here. Now with the new findings, it’s definitely left us wondering if patient zero is in the Bay Area.

Read more about the findingsĀ here.