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Beaverhead County Public Health Reports First COVID-Related Death

Sue Hansen, Beaverhead County Public Health Director, reported the county’s first COVID-19 related death.

On Tuesday, August 25th, a woman in her 60s passed away in a Yellowstone County hospital. The woman contracted COVID-19 while recuperating in a rehab center. “We are saddened that this disease contributed to the death of one of our own residents,” Hansen stated. Public Health offers their condolences to her family, friends, and the Dillon community.

To protect the privacy of the deceased and her family, Beaverhead County Public Health will not release further information about the death.

As of August 27, 2020, 70 Beaverhead County residents have been infected with COVID-19 and now 1 death. Currently, there is 1 active case.


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