Livingston County reports 1st death from COVID-19
Livingston County has its first death related to COVID-19. Officials with the county health department say it involved a man in his 20s from Caledonia who died suddenly at home, and was COVID-19 positive.
He died last Saturday. Prior to his death, the man had not been tested for the virus, and he was not someone who the Livingston County Department of Health had been investigating for possible exposure. Officials say that one household remember related to this case has tested negative for the virus, but they will remain under mandatory guidance to closely monitor any symptoms.
“We know this virus is deadly and now that reality has hit home in a terrible, tragic way. We are sending our deepest condolences to this man's family and friends,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director. “To our residents, stay home and stay safe. We must work together to protect the health and safety of all community members.”
Also on Tuesday, Livingston County reported two other new positive cases of COVID-19. That county currently has 18 positive cases.
The Livingston County Department of Health says If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms.
If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7270. Call 1-877-280-6775 if you would like general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer.