Lake County confirms 16th COVID-19 related death

Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 12:42:25-05

POLSON — A 16th COVID-19 death has been confirmed in the Mission Valley.

Lake County Public Health reported on Thursday morning that a female in her 60s has passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

The announcement marks the second COVID-19 related death reported in Lake County this week.

No further information is being released.

“We are saddened to announce that a sixteenth Lake County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. The health department sends our deepest condolences to their family, friends and loved ones," a social media post states.

Lake County Public Health also reported in its Thursday update that 16 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.

There are currently 181 active cases and a total of 1,445 COVID-19 cases including 1,248 recoveries and 16 deaths.

Nine people are hospitalized in Lake County due to COVID-19 as of Thursday morning.