According to an obituary notice in the Montrose Press an elderly Montrose woman is the latest victim of the West Nile Virus. She died last week from complications of that virus and she was days away from her 87th birthday. Coroner Thomas Canfield reported to the newspaper that he couldn’t immediately confirm the death was due to West Nile virus. According to the state health dept. there have been 27 cases of the West Nile Virus reported statewide, 3 in Montrose County. The Delta County Dept. of Health has announced 7 additional cases during the week of Aug. 26th, bringing the total in that county to 17. The Health Dept. will continue to monitor this virus and reminds people to take all necessary precautions.