POLSON — An additional COVID-19 related death is being reported in the Mission Valley.
Lake County Public Health reported on Friday morning that an eighth resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
The case was a male in his 90's. No further information is being released.
"The health department sends our deepest condolences to their family, friends and loved ones," a social media post states.
The health department reported an additional 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday morning.
There are now a total of 238 active cases being monitored in Lake County.
To date, there have been a total of 948 confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as 702 recoveries.
Additionally, there are currently 16 people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Lake County Public Health also announced on Friday that additional staff has been hired, "and our contact tracers are working as quickly as they can, 7 days a week."
A social media post further states that "the health department is overwhelmed"
Health officials note that it is crucial for those that have been identified as a case or a contact to a case to do the following:
- If you are positive for COVID-19, isolate at home. Notify everyone you were in contact with for 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or 48 hours prior to test date.
- If you have been told that you are a contact, quarantine at home for 2 weeks from the time you were exposed. Lake County or CSKT Tribal Health contact tracers WILL be contacting you, it just may take a few days.