First COVID-19 Related Death in Lewis County

Patient Passed Away in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.

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On April 19, Blessing Hospital confirmed the first death of a resident of Lewis County, Missouri related to COVID-19.

According to WGEM News, the person was in their 80s to 90s and had medical conditions that were complicated by COVID-19. This was the first COVID-19 related death in the Canton area.

The first positive case of COVID-19 in Lewis County was announced April 17 and four more cases were confirmed on April 19. WGEM mentioned that three of the cases are from household contacts, and each of the individuals are self-isolating and recovering at home.

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