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COVID-19 More Than Numbers; KCLU's Lance Orozco Shares Story Of Loss Of Father

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Jose Orozco with his son, KCLU's Lance Orozco, circa 1975 (?)

The COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, with more than 1200 new cases reported in the region Wednesday, with ten additional deaths.   But, they are much more than numbers.  Each one of these cases is a person.  Each one of those deaths is someone’s brother, sister, father, mother, or friend.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports from Marion Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, where he has one of those stories, a very personal one.  His father died from COVID-19 complications.