St. Francois County Reports First COVID-19 Death

(St. Francois County) St. Francois County is reporting it’s first death of a county resident due to COVID-19.

The health department reports the resident was a male in his 70’s and had underlying health conditions.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31st. County Health Director Amber Elliot says this serves as a good reminder that it’s everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to prevent this disease.

The case was not travel related.

No names have been released.