EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Public Health Department announced the county's third death from complications of COVID-19.

It is the third local death linked to the disease since Thursday.

 The patient, an elderly resident, was hospitalized and had other health issues that may have been a factor.

“It’s a tragedy that we’ve lost another member of our community to COVID-19,” said Dr. Stephen Munday, Imperial County Health Officer. “We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family who are suffering the loss of their loved one.”

Thus far, there have been 65 positive tests for COVID-19 confirmed in Imperial County since the global pandemic began.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.