Another Eagle County resident aged 30-39 dies with COVID-19 |

Another Eagle County resident aged 30-39 dies with COVID-19

It’s the second death of a resident in that age group in the past five weeks

Snapshot of Eagle County’s community COVID-19 monitoring dashboard on Sept. 26.
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Another Eagle County resident in the 30-39 age range has died from COVID-19, according to Eagle County’s community monitoring dashboard.

It’s the 31st death recorded on Eagle County’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard and the second death of a person in that age group in the last five weeks. The other is resident Meghan Mearns, 31, who died Aug. 23.

‘Younger people are among those being hit hard by the highly contagious delta variant,” according a Sept. 20 report by the Associated Press. “Most COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths since March 1 have been among people unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus.”

Eagle County reported six active hospitalizations of people with coronavirus as of Sept. 26.

Mearns’ family said in an obituary that she was not vaccinated. Her family encouraged others to get the vaccine.

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In recent days, data suggests young adults are starting to get vaccinated. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control show most vaccines administered in the United States in the past two weeks have been to adults age 25-39.

“For those who haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated yet, I encourage them to do so with a high level of COVID prevalence in the community, it’s an important time to protect yourself,” Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday. “We want to end this pandemic as soon as possible — that means that ensuring more and more people are fully protected, stay protected, and of course, begin the protection clock.”

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