Lake Co. confirms 8th COVID-19 related death; case numbers continue rising

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 14:35:17-05

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.