The Leavenworth County Health Department is reporting the county's first death as a result of the coronavirus.


The Health Department has identified the person who died as a woman in her 50s.


She had been transported to a local emergency room. She had no recent travel history but had underlying health conditions.


The Leavenworth County Health Department made announcement late this morning.


"Losing a life in our community is never easy, and we share condolences with the family and respect their privacy during these difficult times," Leavenworth County Health Officer Jamie Miller said in a news release.


Leavenworth County has had a total of 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including the case that resulted in the woman's death.


A statewide stay home order remains in place. The order allows people to leave home for essential activities such as buying groceries or visiting the doctor.


Leavenworth County Health Department officials urge people to follow order.


"If you haven’t been taking this pandemic seriously until now, you should," Miller said in a news release. "Do your part, stay home whenever possible, limit the exposure of your family and community."