CONCORD, CA —The final coronavirus tallies for December are still coming in as test results are pending for the last three days of the month, but it’s safe to declare that the numbers are grim. A total of 67 people died throughout Contra Costa County, while 16,845 people had newly confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, according to statistics updated by Contra Costa County on Tuesday.
A breakdown of stats for Concord in December is not available, but the total for the pandemic since March 2020 is 70 deaths and 5,217 infections. The county total since the start of the pandemic is 43,223 cases and 348 deaths.
As bad as things are here, the death toll is so out-of-control in Southern California that mortuaries cannot keep pace, forcing some to rent extra refrigeration units to store bodies.
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