3rd COVID-19 related death reported in Flathead County

3rd COVID-19 related death reported in Flathead County
Posted at 10:13 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 01:19:00-04

Local health officials are reporting another COVID-19 related death in the Flathead.

The Flathead City-County Health Department reports the individual was over the age of 65 and was a resident of Flathead County.

The individual had underlying health conditions, according to a news release.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the patient’s family and friends,” said Tamalee St. James Robinson, Interim Health Officer of the Flathead City-County Health Department.

“We encourage everyone to continue following masking and social distancing precautions to protect our most vulnerable community members," she added.

This marks the third COVID-19 related death in Flathead County and the 80th death in Montana.

There are currently 53 active COVID-19 cases in the county. There have been a total of 375 confirmed cases, including 301 recoveries.