Walla Walla County public health officials reported today a county resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

The man was in his 60s, officials with the Department of Community Health said.

This is the sixth virus-related death in the county. At this time no further information has been released.

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Sheila Hagar can be reached at sheilahagar@wwub.com or 509-526-8322.

Sheila Hagar has written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin since 1998. Sheila covers health, social services and city government in Milton-Freewater, Athena and Weston in the Walla Walla Valley.