ByAmy Graff, SFGATE

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  • San Francisco reported its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle

    San Francisco reported its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday.

    San Francisco reported its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday.

    Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Yarn

Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Yarn

San Francisco reported its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday.

San Francisco reported its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday.

Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Yarn

San Francisco health officials reported the county’s first death of a resident with COVID-19 on Tuesday evening.

The patient who passed away was a man in his 40s with “extra than one, significant” underlying health prerequisites, officials said in a statement.

“My condolences saunter out to this San Franciscan and their family members. It is a sad day, and we want to pull together as a Metropolis to accomplish everything in our strength to decrease the probability of additional deaths in our neighborhood,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said. “Each of us has the strength to save lives and decrease the impact of coronavirus in San Francisco.”

As of Tuesday evening, the city has 151 patients who have examined determined for recent coronavirus. Consultants have said there are many extra cases that haven’t been reported due to the restricted availability of testing.

“From the beginning of this outbreak, we have centered on protecting vulnerable populations — including people with chronic health prerequisites — because we all know they are at greater chance of getting very sick and even dying from COVID-19,” said Dr. Grant Colfax, the director of the SF Department of Public Health. “On behalf of the Department of Public Health, I extend my sincere condolences to this man’s family members. Here’s a sophisticated time for our city, nonetheless we can get via it together. I strongly race each San Franciscan to continue staying dwelling to save lives.”

In a press convention Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state has seen 40 deaths and 2,102 cases of recent coronavirus (now not including these passengers who examined determined on the Grand Princess cruise). Of the total infected patients, half are between the ages of 18 and 49, the governor said.

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Amy Graff is a digital editor with SFGATE. Email her: agraff@sfgate.com.

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