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La Paz County Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

La Paz County Health Department officials announced they were notified of the fourth positive case of COVID-19 in the county and it's the first COVID-19 related death for the county.

The individual was from the Quartzsite area and was admitted to a local hospital. The person was over the age of 65 and had other underlying health conditions.

The four positive confirmed cases in La Paz County have resulted in two fully recovered patients, one currently being hospitalized outside of the county and the death of the fourth individual.

La Paz County health officials said they are continuing the process of interviewing close contacts of the individuals and recommending each person monitor for symptoms and quarantine themselves for 14 days, based on risk exposure.

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