A fourth Ross County resident has died due to complications of COVID-19.
The Ross County Health District issued the following release on Monday, July 13th:
Today the Ross County Health District reports the fourth death of a Ross County resident who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Health District offers our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of this individual. With respect to the privacy of this individual and their family, the Health District will not be releasing any additional identifying information.
Also, out of respect to the family we urge you not to speculate on the identity of this individual and allow the family to grieve.
The Ross County Health District urges all to continue taking necessary precautions to limit spread of COVID-19 now that many businesses and workplaces are re-opened. Through investigation of COVID-19 cases that occur in Ross County, a significant number of the Ross County Cases have been confirmed as “Community Spread” where the case investigation could not link the positive case with exposure to other known positive cases of COVID-19. This indicates that the COVID-19 virus remains active within Ross County and all should take necessary precautions to limit spread of COVID-19.
To limit COVID-19 spread, it is important to wash hands often, wear a face covering or mask when in the public and while at work, stay six feet from others, and stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. It is also important to avoid crowded areas or places where social distancing and physical distancing is not possible, especially for those who are vulnerable or have underlying health issues.