Polk County Health Department (PCHD) confirmed Tuesday a second Polk County resident died of complications from Coronavirus (COVID-19). This person, in their 80's with multiple underlying health conditions, fought a long battle with the illness and passed away at a Twin Cities hospital. PCHD is not releasing any further information out of respect for the deceased and their loved ones. Polk County extends condolences to this individual's family. 
Polk County Health Department is working with state and local partners and health care providers to adjust the response to COVID-19 as needed. To date, 62 people in Polk County have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 17 currently active cases. 
COVID-19 infects people of all ages. While older adults may be more suspectible to severe illness than young adults, COVID-19 has shown that it can be severe for people of all ages. Evan a mild case of COVID-19 can be debilitating.

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