It’s the first time that it has happened, and it is a tragic note in the ongoing struggle with a local and global health pandemic.
On Monday, Richland Public Health confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19 which have taken place in Richland County.
The first involved a 79 year man who died from COVID-related pneumonia who was not in a congregate setting. The second was a 69 year old man who was from a congregate living setting and had underlying health conditions.
These are the 10th and 11th county deaths resulting from the virus.
Numbers reported Monday by Richland Public Health were as follows:
The trending line remains at approximately 6 in terms of new cases per day, with a continued upwards trajectory.