Three residents die from
complications of corona

ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Over the weekend, St. Clair County reported their first deaths attributed to the corona virus.

The St. Clair County Health Department said one individual, an older male, with previous underlying health conditions, passed away April 3. The second individual was a female patient at McLaren Port Huron who passed away on March 30. The results of her positive test came days after her death, on April 3. She was in her 80s and “had underlying health conditions prior to contracting the virus,” the health department said in a release.

St. Clair County’s case count map is updated daily and can be found on the ‘Be Ready St. Clair County’ Facebook page.

“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,” says Jennifer Montgomery, president and CEO, McLaren Port Huron said in a press release.

On Monday, the health department said they had been notified of a third resident who died from COVID-19 complications but there were no other details.

“Moving forward we will not be announcing case specifics on deaths. We are developing a more comprehensive method to share data which will be posted on our county website in the near future,” county health officials said.

The county’s case count continues to rise too. On Thursday, April 2, there were 53 confirmed cases. As of Monday, that number stood at 114. Thirty-three of those cases have since recovered from the virus.

County officials have recently developed a map showing confirmed case numbers per municipality. As of Monday, there were a total of 10 cases in Lynn, Mussey, Berlin townships and the village of Capac.