Aurora man dies from COVID complications

The Central District Health Department reported Thursday that a male in his 60’s died Wednesday at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora from complications related to COVID-19.
The death brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Central District to six. Central District Health Department reports a total of 360 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of  2 p.m. Thursday.  
Confirmed cases to date by county are as follows: Hamilton County has 15, Hall County has 339 and Merrick County has six.
CDHD also reported over 40 COVID-19 positive tests in staff and residents in the following long-term care facilities and home health services: Tabitha, Lakeview, Tiffany Square, Heritage, Edgewood, Country House, Azria Health Broadwell Good Samaritan in Hall County, and Westfield Quality Care in Hamilton County.
“We have very limited testing for individuals referred to CDHD through the healthcare system,” CDHD Director Teresa Anderson said in a press release. “We are hopeful that the number of much needed COVID-19 tests will increase in the near future. Social distancing has been proven to be effective in reducing the spread of the virus and is something everyone can and should do until we advise otherwise.”

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