Health Department reports Lincoln County’s fourth COVID-19-related death
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) on Monday, Oct. 12 reported the county’s fourth COVID-19-related death.
According to a release from LCHD, the individual was in their 80s and had underlying health conditions.
“We are saddened by the loss of another one of our community members,” said Lincoln County Health Department Director and Health Officer Shelley Hersil. “Our staff extend our sympathies to their loved ones and all impacted.”
“COVID-19 can cause serious health complications and death, especially among older adults and people with chronic health conditions, that’s why it’s important that we all work together to prevent the spread of this disease,” LCHD stated. “Simple actions such as washing hands, physical distancing, wearing face coverings and staying home when sick can have a huge impact on the health and safety of Lincoln County.”
“I want to continue to remind everyone how important it is for all of us to protect our most vulnerable population,” Hersil stated. “With an increase of people with COVID-19 in our county, it is important for us all to take a look at what actions we can take to keep others healthy.”
LCHD reported the county’s third COVID-19-related death on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That individual was also in their 60s and had underlying health conditions.