Monroe County coroner confirms first COVID-19 death in county


MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A 90-year-old woman being treated in Amory for the coronavirus has died.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley posted a video, making the announcement, on his official Facebook page.

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The woman, whose name is not being released, was being treated at North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore – Amory.

Gurley said a test performed by the state department of health confirmed the cause of death.

He hopes more people will treat COVID-19 more seriously.

This case is Monroe County’s first coronavirus death.