PARK RAPIDS, MN (September 22, 2020) – CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health reported today the first confirmed death of a Hubbard County resident in their 70’s due to COVID-19.
“We are sad to report the first death from COVID-19 in Hubbard County. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the resident,” said Community Health Director, Marlee Morrison. “We’ve all watched the reports of COVID-19 related deaths throughout the state, but this death reminds of how important it is to take precautions to protect our community.”
“Hubbard County has seen an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week” Morrison continued, “and community spread of COVID-19 is present. With schools and businesses open, it is important for residents to remain vigilant. Stay close to home as much as possible. Wear a mask when out in public and wash your hands frequently. Avoid large gatherings, or any gathering where 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained. Stay home when you are sick, or if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for guidance.”
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health is the public health agent for Hubbard County, and has been working in collaboration with local, regional, and state partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.