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First COVID-19 death announced in Missoula County

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 15:20:15-04

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department announced Saturday that a Missoula resident has died from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

No information has been released on the person's name, but they were middle-aged or older.

This death is the sixth in the state and the first in Missoula County.

MTN News will update as more information has been released.

The entire press released said:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2020 Local Health Officials Announce First COVID-19 Related Death in Missoula County The Missoula City-County Health Department is deeply saddened to announce that a Missoula resident passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. Our team at the health department sends our deepest condolences to their family, friends, and loved ones at this terrible time. We know this loss will be felt by our whole community, as Missoula is like a big family. We urge people to continue being vigilant and supportive of each other as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect each other, especially those most vulnerable. We cannot release details about the individual other than they were middle-aged or older. We wish to respect the family’s privacy and cannot tell the family how incredibly sorry we are for their loss. This death is the sixth in the state and the first in our county.