Warren County reports first COVID-19 death

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 12:37:59-04

Warren County recorded its first COVID-19 death Sunday morning.

According to a news release from the Warren County Health District, the patient was a man in his 80s “who had been under medical care prior to testing for COVID-19.” Health officials did not disclose his name.

“We must continue to do all that we can to protect ourselves and those around us from this illness by taking precautions to limit the spread of germs,” Health Commissioner Duane Stansbury wrote. “This is especially important for those at a higher risk, like the elderly and people with serious underlying health conditions.”

Warren County had recorded 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 hospitalizations by Saturday afternoon, the most recent point at which Ohio’s public health data was updated. Cuyahoga County continued to lead the state in diagnoses (1,113), hospitalizations (316) and deaths (22).