The death toll for COVID-19 related deaths continues to rise in Spokane County.
The Spokane Regional Health District is reporting the 40th death related to the virus.
It is the first coronavirus related death since late June. There are 39 more confirmed cases in the county which brings the total to 1,775. There are three more hospitalizations for a total 22 people currently under care for COVID-19.
Just one of the deaths has been a patient 50 years old or older.