Rep. Cisneros Statement on First Coronavirus Death in Orange County

March 24, 2020
Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Tonight, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) issued the following statement after the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) confirmed the first death of an Orange County resident related to COVID-19. The individual was a male in his 70s with underlying health conditions who was receiving treatment at a local hospital.

“This is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to the patient’s family, friends, and all those who knew him,” said Rep. Cisneros. “We need to listen to our healthcare professionals, stay at home, and practice social distancing. We must do everything we can to protect ourselves and others, keep our communities safe, and get our country back on track. Every single one of us has a part to play in flattening the curve, and we can never forget that we’re all in this together.”