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85th COVID-19 Death Reported in Mineral County

May 6th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The county health department reported Thursday a  92-year-old man is Mineral County's 85th resident to die from COVID-19. Health officials say the man had been hospitalized prior to his death. After a slight spike in cases that persisted for a few weeks, numbers have declined recently in the county. The county had 79 active cases Thursday, according to state data, and has seen 2,541 throughout the pandemic. Another 296 cases were listed as probable. Nearly 7,600 county residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — 28% of the county's population.