First COVID-19 Related Death Announced In Ripley County

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ripley County Health Center director Jan Morrow and coroner Mike Jackson are saddened to announce the death of a Ripley Couny resident who suffered from COVID-19 among other underlying conditions.

The announcement was made early Thursday morning.

“We extend our condolences and keep this person’s loved ones in our thoughts and prayers,” Morrow and Jackson said in a press release.

No other information about the case was released.

At this time, Ripley County has 91 cases that have recovered, 31 cases in quarantine and now one death.

“Our community is reminded that everyone has a responsibility to help keep people around them safe,” Morrow said. “Please continue practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands well and often, and staying home if you experience any symptoms.”