SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. — Sebastian County Coroner, Ken Hobbs confirmed that the county has reported its first death from COVID-19.
According to the coroner, he was notified by Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith about the death. He is now reporting it to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).
Carlos Acosta Aguilera, a 63-year-old Hispanic man from Fort Smith, has been identified as the victim, according to Hobbs.
The coroner was told that Aguilera was in relatively good health before contracting COVID-19 and then died from it.
Aguilera was in the ICU at Mercy.