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County records seventh death related to COVID-19

The Pitkin County Public Health reported Thursday that a local resident who died in January had COVID-19 at the time he deceased, but it was not the cause of his death.

“This community member was treated and then died at a hospital in Denver in January after being admitted for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. … The case was transferred to Pitkin County on May 8, 2022 after a Medical Record Review revealed the patient’s address was in Pitkin County,” according to a press release, which did not identify the deceased.

The patient tested positive for COVID-19 while in the Denver hospital, the release said.



It was the seventh COVID-19-related death of a Pitkin County resident, the release said. The male was in his 20s and was originally hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2, which he had been infected with for least 30 days before he deceased, the release said.

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