Health Department reports 7th local COVID-19 death

GRANT COUNTY – The Grant County Health Department is saddened to report the seventh COVID-19 related death of a resident who resided in Grant County. The individual died on May 27th and was a 68 year-old male with no known underlying medical conditions. He died in a hospital out of state. The health department received the report on June 8th, 2021. We encourage everyone to be respectful as a family in our community grieves.

This death will show up on the OHA COVID database sometime between today and early next week.

We continue to encourage all residents to take the following precautions.

 Wear a mask indoors and wear a mask outdoors if 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained.

 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

 Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

 Stay home if you feel ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms, they will usually appear within 14 days.

Symptoms include:

 Fever or chills

 Cough

 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 Fatigue

 Muscle or body aches

 Headache

 New loss of taste or smell

 Sore throat

 Congestion or runny nose

 Nausea or vomiting

 Diarrhea

We would urge those who present with these symptoms to call 211 or the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429.