PIMA COUNTY – Health Department officials are reporting the first death due to COVID-19 in Pima County. The Pima County Health Department received the positive lab report on Monday evening.
The victim was a woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions that may have put her at higher risk, according to the ima County Health Department.
“We express our deepest condolences to this person’s loved ones and family members,” said Dr. Bob England, Director of the Pima County Health Department in a press release. “COVID-19 is a dangerous disease that can be fatal and is especially serious for those with underlying health conditions, no matter their age. There will be more cases of COVID-19 in Pima County, and there will be more deaths. Please take recommended precautions to slow the spread.”
There are currently 25 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pima County as of March 23. Health Department officials expect the number of cases will continue to increase as testing becomes more widely available.