(L.A.) Dorian Martinez, 57, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2020-00277

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 57-year-old Latin American male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Dorian Martinez of Lynwood.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death A: Community-Acquired Pneumonia, by History

Cause of Death B: Coronavirus NL63 Infection

RIP DORIAN MARTINEZ (January 5, 1963 – January 9, 2020)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 7:21 p.m.

The decedent expired at Saint Francis Medical Center, located at 3630 East Imperial Highway, Lynwood, 90262.

Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) is a species of coronavirus, specifically a Setracovirus from among the Alphacoronavirus genus. It was identified in late 2004 in patients in the Netherlands. The virus is an enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus which enters its host cell by binding to ACE2.