Sonoma County Records 21 More Coronavirus Cases


Sonoma County has added 21 more cases overnight, bringing the total amount of coronavirus cases to 701. There are currently 327 active cases, 370 recoveries and 4 total deaths. 62% of cases are coming from central county, which includes Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati.

New data is showing that 75% of the confirmed cases in Sonoma County are from the Latino community, and that number is even higher when looking at those under 18; 95% of young people who have contracted the virus are Latino. That ratio is almost 3 times higher than the amount currently living in the county, and its also the third highest COVID infection rate in a Latino population among all California counties. Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase says based on these stats the Latino population is now 9 times more likely to catch the coronavirus than other local ethnic groups. She would also add that some of the heightened numbers might be the result of a recent focus on testing the Latino community.