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Third person dies in St. Louis County due to COVID-19

There are currently 436 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A woman in her 50s with chronic medical conditions is the third person to die in St. Louis County due to COVID-19.

The St. Louis County Department of Health said it was notified late Monday night of the death. While the agency did not publicly identify the woman, 5 On Your Side previously identified her as Juanita Graham, a former preschool teacher in the Webster Groves School District.

"Moving forward, DPH will require any laboratory company or healthcare provider who receives a positive test result for COVID-19 to report that finding to DPH immediately, but not later than six hours after notification of the result," the release said. 

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The health department is now requiring health care providers to report a COVID-19 related death immediately, but no later than twenty-four hours after the death.

There are currently 436 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County. The county is updating its information here.

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