MARSHALL (KMHL) – Lost in everything else going on this week was the news that Lyon County has suffered its first confirmed death from COVID-19.

The announcement was made by Southwest Health and Human Services earlier this week. The agency is not releasing any details on the individual who passed away, saying it does not have the authority to share private health data.

Carol Biren, Southwest Health and Human Services Public Health Director says in a press release while there are many people in the county with mild symptoms, news like this reminds us that the virus can be very severe for some.

She urges Lyon County residents to continue to follow Department of Health guidelines and recommendations to slow the spread of the virus.