The Bastrop County Health Authority has confirmed the first local death from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was a 58-year-old male from Elgin, in northern Bastrop County. “This troubling news hits close to home,” said Elgin Mayor Chris Cannon. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Again, I ask everyone to please take this situation seriously and limit contact with others.” Read full press release in English here, read in Spanish here.