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Coconino County Has Its First Death From Coronavirus

Coconino County has its first death linked to the Coronavirus. Health officials say a man in his 50s died from COVID-19, but had underlying health issues. Officials are working to identify and contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the man. These people will be asked to quarantine or isolate as necessary and will be monitored by public health for fever and respiratory symptoms. “Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time,” said County Incident Commander and Deputy County Manager Dr. Marie Peoples. “We share in this family’s grief and are deeply committed to doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our community. We urge everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and their family including washing their hands frequently, staying home when they are sick and contacting a healthcare provider for medical guidance. “ So far there has been 21 people in Coconino County who have tested positive for the coronavirus.