First COVID-19 death in Green Co.

Published: Jun. 14, 2020 at 10:20 AM CDT
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Green County Public Health confirmed the county's first death due to the coronavirus.

Health officials on Sunday said the person was a female, over 65-years-old, and had prior health conditions.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones," said RoAnn Warden, Green County Public Health Director. “We are facing extraordinary circumstances and continue to urge everyone to maintain physical distancing and practice several key health behaviors."

Warden said physically distancing is key until there is a cure or a vaccine.

The following behaviors are also suggested to stop the spread:

  • Wearing a face covering when out in public if you are able
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol
  • Stay home often, especially when you are sick
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces