The Gallatin City-County Health Department announced that another Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

According to a health department press release, the person was a man in his 90s who died at his residence in a long-term care facility the week of Feb. 2.

On Thursday, the Gallatin City-County Health Department received the official death certificate that attributed the man's death to COVID-19. The latest death brings the total of COVID-related deaths to 52 in Gallatin County.

The Health Department sends our condolences to this man’s family and friends, The vaccine continues to come into Gallatin County in extremely limited supply. We ask everyone to do their part in helping to protect our most vulnerable citizens and prevent the spread of COVID-19 through continued social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing face coverings, washing hands, and staying home when sick.

said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer.

While the number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to drop throughout Gallatin County, the health department wants residents to know that Gallatin County’s emergency rule requiring the use of face coverings in indoor public spaces remains in effect through April 20, 2021.

You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering. Face coverings reduce the release of virus particles into the air when a person with COVID-19 speaks, coughs or sneezes. Exceptions include:
    • Children under the age of 5
    • While seated eating or drinking
    • While engaging in strenuous physical exercise
    • People with medical conditions that would be worsened by face coverings

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