A first person in La Paz County has died after being infected by the coronavirus.
The La Paz County Health Department was notified yesterday of the fourth positive case in the County. This individual was from the Quartzsite service district area and was admitted to a local hospital. The individual later died. This person was over the age of 65 and had other underlying health conditions.
The four positive confirmed cases in La Paz County have resulted in two fully recovered, one currently hospitalized outside of the county and the unfortunate loss of the fourth individual. The La Paz County Health Department is continuing the process of interviewing close contacts of the individuals and recommending each person monitor for symptoms and quarantine themselves for 14 days, based on risk exposure.
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Holly Irwin said, “We are saddened to hear of the first COVID-19 related death in La Paz County. Our hearts go out to the victim, family, and friends. We empathize with this tragic situation and encourage our communities to remain vigilant in our efforts to support and protect one another.”