Second virus death confirmed for Clay County

Ryan Phillips
DTL Editor

A second Clay County resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Clay County EMA Director Torrey Williams told the Daily Times Leader the female patient, who was 93 years old, died while being treated in Tupelo.

The death comes as the county’s case total continues a slow climb, while coming in well lower than surrounding counties.

Clay County’s first death connected to the virus was reported by the Daily Times Leader last week, after a 62-year-old man with underlying health issues died Thursday while being treated at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.