The man was found unresponsive and later determined to be dead by the Berkeley Fire Department.
The man was found dead on Saturday morning and has not yet been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s office.
Whether becoming sick, losing loved ones, or learning to live under quarantine, this past year has brought unprecedented challenges.
Counties will now return to tier assessments based on individual case data, as opposed to following a regional ICU model.
The home, which specializes in treating people with dementia, only received vaccines this week.
Of the cases Berkeleyside has been able to learn about, most of the individuals who have died were Black, male, age 80 or older, or some combination of those demographics.
The total death toll in Berkeley now stands at 12, with 1,854 COVID-19 cases reported.
More than 300 people at Golden Gate Fields have now tested positive for COVID-19. The racetrack has approximately 540 workers, the state has said.
Hess told Berkeleyside from his ICU bed recently he was looking forward to his next meal at his favorite restaurant, Bette’s Oceanview, where he had eaten more than 8,000 times.
An Amtrak train hit and killed a 30-year-old man in Berkeley on Nov. 22.
Dave Altman, a longtime Berkeley rock climber who had been called the “Mayor of Indian Rock,” died early Tuesday after his SUV caught fire.
The murder suspect had just been released from jail three days before the fatal shooting, according to court papers.