A person middle-aged or older has died from complications due to COVID 19 infection in Missoula County.

The Missoula City County Health Department confirmed that the individual died on Thursday, August 13,however no other details were released, including their gender or whether they died at home, a rest home or a hospital, all due to HIPAA regulations.

The first COVID 19 death in Missoula County occurred in April.

The heath department urges everyone to wear a face mask, practice social distancing, practice good hand-washing hygiene and to stay home with any sign of illness.

The Missoula City County Health Department released the following statement regarding the second Missoula County death:

‘The health department and local government leadership send our deepest condolences to their family, friends and loved ones at this terrible time.’