The Gallatin City-County Health Department reported on Monday that three more county residents have died from complications due to COVID-19.
The health department said in a news release a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s died in a hospital, and a woman in her 80s died in a long-term care facility. All three died earlier this month.
This brings the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Gallatin County to 16.
“We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these women,” said Matt Kelley, Gallatin City-County Health Department Health Officer. “These deaths are again a tragic reminder of the importance of following public health guidelines, especially this holiday season. Avoid crowds and gatherings. Wear face coverings in public and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. And stay home if you’re sick.”
The health department said no further information would be released out of respect for the families.