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Garfield County reports first COVID death

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 16:58:35-05

The Garfield County Health Department has reported its first COVID-19 death: an 82-year-old man who passed away Saturday.

"It is with extremely heavy hearts for the resident's family that we release this news," said Anne Miller, Garfield County public information officer. "The loss of anyone here has a ripple effect felt thorughout our tight-knit community. It is a blow to our COVID team and not one which we take lightly."

The health department did not release any more information on Sunday afternoon.

As of Sunday morning, Garfield County reported 15 active cases. Garfield County, which includes the town of Jordan, is home to about 1,300 people, according to the latest available census data.