Grayson County officials have reported a third local death due to COVID-19.

During his Wednesday afternoon press briefing, Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson said that a 101-year-old female Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation resident, Alma Catherine Shartzer, had died Tuesday afternoon. 

Henderson, reading a tribute to Shartzer, said she was a life-long resident of the Duff community and the mother of five children, whom she and her husband raised on their family farm. 

"She was a simple woman that held strong until the end," Henderson said. 

Henderson also identified the 96-year-old male resident of Grayson Nursing and Rehab who passed away Tuesday morning as Samuel Henry Moorman, of Falls of Rough. 

Moorman was a World War II veteran, a life-long farmer, and the father of three children. 

"He was just an all-around wonderful man, and he was the hero of that family," Henderson said. 

There were also two new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Grayson County on Wednesday.

The patients are an 18-year-old female Grayson Nursing and Rehab employee and a 60-year-old Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center employee, both of whom are now isolated at home. 

Of the now 65 Grayson County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus, 17 have recovered (meaning their symptoms have resolved), eight of those recovered have been released from their self-isolation, and three have died. 

Three of those 65 remain hospitalized: a 66-year-old male is in critical condition, a 56-year-old female is in stable condition, and a 59-year-old female is in stable condition. 

As of Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., 453 Grayson County residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 343 testing negative and 45 test results pending.