(January 26, 2021 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s eighteenth confirmed death related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 77-year-old female Taylor County resident.
We send our deepest sympathy to this family and out of respect to this woman’s family, no further information will be released.
The report of a COVID-19 death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department strongly encourages everyone to practice the measures in place for their protection. These measures include frequent hand washing, face coverings to include a mask, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, avoid close contact and cover coughs and sneezes.
Special measures must also be taken to protect individuals at increased risk of severe disease – people who are older or have other medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung disease, and others.