First Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported of St. Clair County Residents

The St. Clair County Health Department is reporting the first two deaths attributed to COVID-19 of county residents. The first was an older male who passed away on April 3rd, the second a female patient who passed away at McLaren Port Huron on March 30th and, due to a delay in receiving test results, tested positive on April 3rd. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

Jennifer Montgomery, president and CEO of McLaren Port Huron said in a press release, “Our health care professionals work tirelessly to care for all patients, and we are always deeply saddened by the loss of any patient.  During this health care crisis, we extend our sympathy to this patient’s family and to other families who are suffering the loss of a loved one due to coronavirus. We encourage everyone to adhere to CDC guidelines to help slow the spread of this highly contagious disease.”

Dr. Annette Mercatante, Medical Health Officer, St. Clair County Health Department said, “These first deaths remind us all to do what we can to stay home, stay healthy, and protect ourselves and those around us. We are grateful to everyone who continues to follow social distancing, quarantine, and isolation guidelines to protect the health of the community.”

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Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand