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June 14, 2021 3:13 PM

San Miguel County Mourns the Loss of a Resident Due to COVID-19

(June 14, 2021) San Miguel County Public Health regretfully confirms its first COVID-related death the morning of Monday, June 14, 2021.

The woman in her late 70s was admitted to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction on Sunday, June 6 to be treated for COVID-related health concerns. The resident was unvaccinated and involved in an outbreak associated with a gathering.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a valued member of our community,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “With much sorrow, we are experiencing our first tragedy of the pandemic and our small, intimate community is jolted. Our sincere condolences go out to those close to this resident.”

The community member’s passing marks the first COVID-related death of a San Miguel County resident. It is with great sadness that Public Health makes this announcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones of this important community member.

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