Christian County Health Department confirms youngest COVID-19 death yet

The deceased was a 34-year-old woman who had no underlying health conditions. She had not received a COVID-19 vaccination.

The Christian County Health Department on Monday reported another COVID-19 death. The deceased was a 34-year-old woman who was unvaccinated and had no underlying health conditions, according to a news release from department spokeswoman Cloie Rager. It marks the youngest local COVID-19 death reported to date.

“We strongly encourage individuals in the community to please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine,” Rager said. 

Monday’s report pushes the county’s coronavirus death toll to 119. The last report of local COVID-19 deaths was on Thursday, when the health department confirmed four deaths — men ages 44, 69 and 80, and a woman, age 84. None of them had been vaccinated. The 44-year-old man had no underlying health conditions; the others did have underlying conditions, the health department reported. 

The health department administers the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are not required, and there is no charge for the shots. 

The health department also offers free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the parking lot at 1700 Canton St. 

Christian County Health Department confirms youngest COVID-19 death yet

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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