After reporting five deaths on Monday, just one death related to COVID-19 was reported Tuesday for the Yuba-Sutter area.

The individual who died was an unvaccinated Sutter County resident in their late 70s, said Chuck Smith, public information officer for Sutter County.

Smith said the individual died a couple weeks ago, but the county wasn’t given that information until today.

The latest death brings the total number of those who have died due to COVID-19 in the Yuba-Sutter region to 194 since the start of the pandemic.

Active cases in the area continued to slowly decline with 1,381 reported Tuesday on the Yuba-Sutter COVID-19 dashboard. 

Hospitalizations due to COVID rose slightly from Monday to 64 on Tuesday with 17 in the intensive care unit.

To date, a vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 have been among unvaccinated individuals. According to the dashboard, only 4.7 percent of all COVID-related hospitalizations have involved the fully vaccinated. 

The unvaccinated or partially vaccinated make up 95.39 percent of all COVID deaths in the Yuba-Sutter region.

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