MCPHERSON – The McPherson County Health Department early Thursday released a statement noting that they are extremely, extremely saddened to announce that McPherson County has had their first fatality caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

The person passing away was a young man in his 30’s who was hospitalized on July 26th due to coronavirus complications.

The McPherson County Health Department is asking the community of McPherson County to send all their positive thoughts and prayers to the young man’s wife and family as they try to cope with this difficult time.

Shalao Shea, Director and Health Officer for the McPherson County Health Department noted, “This is a somber reminder that the coronavirus (COVID-19) does exist in our communities and it is a disease that needs to be taken seriously.”

Shea also said that the Health Department will have a further update on current cases in McPherson County later in the day.

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