Third COVID-19 related death reported in Lincoln County
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Lincoln County Health Department confirmed the third death in Lincoln County associated with COVID-19. The individual was in their 60’s and had underlying health conditions.
“We are saddened by the loss of another one of our community members,” said Shelley Hersil, Lincoln County Health Department Director and Health Officer. “Our staff extend our sympathies to their loved ones and all impacted.”
COVID-19 can cause serious health complications and death, especially among older adults and people with chronic health conditions, that’s why it’s important that we all work together to prevent the spread of this disease. Simple actions such as washing hands, physical distancing, wearing face coverings and staying home when sick can have a huge impact on the health and safety of Lincoln County. “We all need to take an active part in protecting the most vulnerable population in the communities we live.” shares Hersil. “With an increase of people with COVID-19 in our county, it is important for us all to take a look at what actions we can take to keep others healthy.