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Jones County Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

Jones County has had their first COVID-19 related death.

Jones County Public Health was notified of the death on Sunday. They say the resident was between the ages of 61 and 80.

Jones County Public Health Director Jenna Lovaas says they extend their deepest sympathies to the loved ones. They urge everyone to continue to take the necessary steps to minimize exposure to COVID-19, including maintaining 6-feet of physical distance from others and wearing a mask when out in public.

Meanwhile, Delaware County gained another COVID-19 case on Monday.

Delaware County Public Health says the total number of cases during the pandemic now stands at 57.

Two more residents have recovered, bringing the total to 51.

There are currently five active cases, all isolating at home.


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