Northeast Tri County Health District received notification in early September that a Stevens County patient previously hospitalized and receiving medical care, with confirmed COVID-19, sadly, has passed away.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual, as they grieve the loss of their loved one. On behalf of the Northeast Tri County Health District, “we are truly sorry for your loss and extend our sympathies.”
The delay in reporting this information was to verify that the passing of this individual accurately met the definition of a COVID-related death by the Washington State Department of Health.
This saddening news is a sobering reminder that the effects of this virus are not the same for everyone and not everyone will recover. By doing our part and taking necessary precautions we can help protect our family, friends, and loved ones.