A 97-year-old woman who was a resident of Alder Bay is the county’s first person to die as a result of COVID-19 complications, according to the county’s Joint Information Center.

“Our thoughts today are with her family and friends,” writes lead public information officer Heather Muller, who says that Dr. Teresa Frankovich, the county’s public health officer, will have a statement later today.

In recent days, several staff members and residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Eureka-area assisted living facility.

Current Humboldt County COVID-19 statistics can be found at this link.