Graham County reports fourth COVID-19 related death

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – The Graham County Department of Health and Human Services reported the fourth COVID-19 related death for the county Saturday night.

The department also advised of three new positive tests – all from Safford – which puts the county’s total to 204 since the start of the pandemic, with 150 currently active cases, 50 recovered cases, and now four deaths.

The ages of all of the county’s positive cases to date include 37 under the age of 20, 57 between the ages of 21-34, 79 between the ages of 35-64, and 31 who are 65 years old or older.

One patient who is on a ventilator at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center has reportedly shown good improvement and may come off the ventilator on Sunday.

“We have to strengthen our efforts to slow the spread of the virus,” said Graham County Health Director Brian Douglas. “It’s more important than ever to wear face coverings in public, social distancing by six feet, washing hands frequently, and staying home.

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