A 55-year-old man became the first person to die of COVID-19 complications in Lake County.

Lake County health officials confirmed the man's death late Friday afternoon. He died Friday afternoon at a Lake County hospital. No other information was released.


“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the resident we’ve lost," said Lake County Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham. "While this is the first confirmed death of a Lake County resident, it is probable that we will experience more tragedy as a result of this virus. It is imperative that the entire Lake County community follow social-distancing practices immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19.

"It's going to take selfless action from every single one of us to protect our community and save lives.” 


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