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Stillwater County reports 2nd COVID-19-related death

Stillwater County reports 2nd COVID-19-related death
Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 18:04:04-04

Stillwater County officials reported Monday the county's second COVID-19-related death.

The person was in their 70s with minimal underlying health conditions and died in an out-of-county hospital, according to a Facebook post on the Stillwater County Department of Emergency Services page.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to the patient’s family, friends, and loved ones who are grieving the loss of this individual. It is difficult to watch this disease progress and impact our local communities. This death weighs heavy on each of us and continues to be a stark reminder of the dangers of COVID19,” said Dr. Cody White, Stillwater County Public Health Medical Director, a written statement.

The death has not been reported on Montana's COVID-19 tracking site.

Stillwater County has nine active cases, 23 recoveries and 33 cumulative cases since the start of the outbreak.

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