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Stillwater County reports 8th COVID-19 related death

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 17:44:55-05

COLUMBUS — Stillwater County health officials reported Monday an additional county resident has died from COVID-19.

The death of a man in his 80s brings the county total to eight.

During "the holidays we must continue to do our part to fight against COVID-19," said Dr. Cody White, the Stillwater County Public Health Medical Director.

"Please stay home if you do not feel well, mask up, wash your hands, and sanitize your surroundings and maintain safe physical distancing. We have seen an increase in testing and positive cases, and it will not slow down unless we all work together. It is true that some individuals experience no more that mild cold-like symptoms, but others cannot fight this virus and we have to help protect each other."

According to state health officials, Stillwater County has had 460 total cases of the virus, and there have been 355 recoveries. There are currently 98 active cases in the county.