Officials said an 89-year-old male passed away Thursday, July 30, from complications of the virus. No further identifying information will be released to protect the decedent and their family at this difficult time.
“The Logan County Health District extends our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their time of loss,” Logan County Health Commissioner Dr. Boyd Hoddinott said. “Our agency is deeply saddened at the loss of another Logan County resident due to complications of COVID-19. The family and friends of the individual are in our prayers.”
Public health professionals have worked with family members, doctors, nurses and health care professionals who may have been in close contact, within 6 feet with this patient, for 10 minutes or more.
Guidance was provided to those close contacts regarding how to monitor themselves for sickness and what to do should they become ill. If you were not contacted by health district staff, you were not identified as a person in close contact with the confirmed case, health district officials related.
“COVID-19 can be a very bad disease, and a second death reminds us all to protect each other by staying home from work and school when sick, wearing masks in public places and maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet,” Dr. Hoddinott said.
LCHD officials previously said the first coronavirus death in Logan County occurred June 17.
As of Tuesday, 129 total cases were reported for Logan County that have occurred since March. There are 43 active cases, including two current hospitalizations, and 84 recovered cases.
The health commissioner related that the virus is particularly concerning for individuals age 60 years of age or older, and those with underlying health issues who are more at risk of developing serious symptoms due to COVID-19.
“That’s why it is more important than ever that residents do their part in protecting themselves and their families. Community spread has occurred in Logan County and we are seeing this most when large groups gather together and do not follow preventative guidelines,” he said.
Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: 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 and diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to update this list.