25-year-old pharmacy tech dead from COVID-19. Was in self-quarantine in La Quinta.

Riverside County officials announced the death of a 25-year-old pharmacy technician from novel coronavirus on Friday. The death has health officials warning that the virus can be deadly for all ages.

The name of San Diego County resident was not disclosed. Officials said they had been found dead March 25 in a La Quinta residence where they had been in self quarantine, according to a news release.

The individual had been exposed to COVID-19 outside of the county.

Officials note that the 25-year-old had no underlying health issues.

“This is a deeply saddening reminder that COVID-19 kills the young and healthy too,” said
Dr. Cameron Kaiser. “Stay safe. Keep travel and errands to essentials, and observe social distance no matter how young or well you are. Our condolences and thoughts are with everyone this pandemic has touched.”