A resident of a long-term care facility in Rockwall is the first person in Rockwall County to die from COVID-19, officials say.
The person was a resident of Broadmoor Medical Lodge, where positive cases have risen in the last week.
Officials reported two cases at the facility Tuesday, four more on Thursday and added a seventh case on Saturday. One of the cases is in a staff member, while the other six are in residents of the facility.
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No further information was released about the person who died.
Through Sunday, Rockwall County had reported 70 cases of COVID-19.
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