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  • County records second death due to COVID-19

    Mar 26, 2020 | Read More News
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    COVID CloseupThe Pima County Health Department has recorded a second (2nd) COVID-19 related death in Pima County. To protect this person and their family’s privacy the Health Department will only provide the following information:

    This person was a male in his 70s with other health conditions that may have put him at higher risk.

    People with certain medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. People who are older and those with other medical conditions should take extra precautions to protect themselves.

    “It is an upsetting reality that we will continue to see the number of cases and, sadly deaths, continue as we confront this outbreak,” said Paula Mandel, Deputy Director of the Health Department. “Please remember, we all have a role to play in protecting people who are at high risk for severe outcomes, protecting our healthcare system from being overrun, and protecting ourselves to keep those around us safe.”

    If you are sick – stay home. Most people, even those who have COVID-19, have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider and contact them if your symptoms become more severe.

    If you are well – protect yourself. Wash your hands often, especially after being in and touching things in public spaces, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

    For updated case data and more information about COVID-19, visit www.pima.gov/COVID19. The public can also call 2-1-1 for general questions.