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14th COVID death reported for county

On Thanksgiving Eve, the Clark County Health Department reported the county’s 14th COVID-related death, which was also the second one within seven days.

The deceased was a 90-year-old man and not a resident of a long-term care facility.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Public Health Director Becky Kissick said in a statement Wednesday night included in her daily evening report. She said his death was the 14th locally “in which COVID has been identified as a contributing factor.”

On Nov. 19, the Health Department had reported “the a heavy heart” the death of another COVID-19 victim, a 32-year-old father and members of the community.

The younger man’s death was the first reported since July 12 when a resident of a long-term care facility was reported.

Nine of the 14 Clark County residents who have died and for whom COVID-19 has been a contributing factor have been Fountain Circle nursing home residents.