A Young Person is the First Coronavirus Death in Washington County

(Potosi) If you are a young person and you are not taking this coronavirus pandemic seriously, maybe this story will open your eyes.

Washington County reports it’s first virus-related death this week.

Rachel Warden, the Covid-19 nurse at the Washington County Health Department in Potosi, says it is sad to say their first reported death is a young adult.

Warden says coronavirus testing has been limited so far but she says that’s about to change.

Out of the 135 tests given in Washington County, 120 have come back negative, 7 are positive and 8 are pending.

Of the 7 positive cases, two have recovered along with the one death.