Williamson County man in his 70s dies from COVID-19

Three new cases pushes WilCo total to 37

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March 28, 2020 - 10:29 am

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (Talk1370.com) -- A man in his 70s is the first Williamson County resident to die from COVID-19, officials announced Saturday.

Williamson County Health District officials made the announcement Saturday morning. County officials also confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the county's total to 37.

"To the family, we are heartbroken for your loss,” said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell. "To the rest of the community, I emphasize that it is everyone’s responsibility to stay home and stay safe in order to protect our community, our families, and especially the most vulnerable among us."

"It’s unfortunate that our county has lost one of its residents because of the spread of this virus," said Dr. Lori Palazzo, local health authority for Williamson County. "Williamson County and the Health District extend their deepest condolences to the patient’s family and friends."

Because of privacy protection laws, only limited patient information can be released.

Investigations conducted by the Williamson County and Cities Health District will identify potential contacts exposed to the virus and provide close contacts guidance about the virus and monitor them for the development of symptoms.

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