News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/3/2020 5:35:38 PM to 4/4/2020 12:00:02 AM.

News Flash

Montrose County - COVID-19

Posted on: April 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Officials Announce First Montrose County COVID-19 Death

coroner county


Officials Announce First Montrose County COVID-19 Death

Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Public Health and Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield M.D. announced the first death of a Montrose County resident associated with COVID-19. The individual was 61-year-old female who died on April 2 and had tested positive for COVID-19. She had been receiving medical care for underlying conditions for an extended period. The case is under investigation by Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations and Montrose County Public Health.

"We are deeply saddened by the news that we’ve dreaded since the earliest days of this pandemic,” said Montrose County Public Health Medical Adviser Dr. Joseph Adragna M.D., M.H.A., M.G.H. "Our thoughts are with this patient’s family and loved ones in mourning her loss and honoring her memory.”

Yesterday, Montrose County saw an increase in 12 positive cases of COVID-19 and an additional six positive cases are reported today. County officials are seeing an increase in community spread and encouraging the public to stay home and save lives.

 “We know these are trying times, and we cannot stress enough the importance of staying home,” said Montrose County Emergency Preparedness and Communicable Disease Coordinator Lisa Gallegos. “Everyone has a part to play in public health—by staying home and limiting your contacts, you can save lives.”

For information on COVID-19 in Montrose County, please visit

This concludes this press release in its entirety.  No additional information is available at this time.



                                                                                    Thomas M. Canfield MD, Coroner

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Montrose County - COVID-19

Photo of a family taking selfies and advertising free covid tests

Free At Home COVID Tests

Posted on: November 22, 2023
COVDI-19 Test

Get four free at-home COVID-19 tests

Posted on: October 2, 2023
Image of COVID-19 Test

Free COVID Tests through USPS

Posted on: April 26, 2023

State Vaccination Bus in Olathe 1/15/23

Posted on: January 9, 2023
Flyer Montrose Walmart 12-24-22 English (002)

State Vaccine Bus at Walmart 12/24/22

Posted on: December 22, 2022
11302022 Isolation Timeline

COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Image of COVID-19 Test

COVID-19 Test Expiration Dates

Posted on: November 7, 2022
Vaccines for Kids

Vaccines for Kids

Posted on: July 13, 2022