Mason County’s First COVID-19 Death Confirmed

Mason County Community Services/Public Health has confirmed the first death of a Mason County resident due to complications related to coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient was a male in his 70’s hospitalized outside of Mason County.

Out of respect for his loved ones, no further details about the patient who died will be released by the Public Health Department.

In a news release officials send their deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones as well as the hospital staff that cared for him and continue to work hard on the front lines every day.

Officials are also very thankful to everyone who is helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home when sick and practicing social distancing when in public.

Public Health staff continues to investigate new positive cases of COVID-19. In the last week, there have been no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mason County. As of April 24, nineteen (19) of the twenty two (22) cases are no longer symptomatic and have returned to work or their regular routine. Three (3) cases were high risk for severe illness due to their age (60 years or older) and/or underlying healthcare issues and required hospitalization.