COVID-19 death toll in Berkeley rises to 3

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After remaining stable at one death for more than two months, the COVID-19 death toll in Berkeley has risen to three people.

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The COVID-19 death toll in the city of Berkeley has risen to three people after remaining stable at one death for more than two months.

The first death occurred in April, and the second death occurred in May. The second case was previously not counted in the city’s data, as the deceased individual was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Berkeley, but lived and died outside the city. City numbers have been readjusted to include the individual’s case after the state adjusted its classification rules.

The third death was a Berkeley resident over the age of 65 years old with underlying health conditions, which made them more likely to suffer from a more severe COVID-19 illness, according to an email from the city.

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