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First possible coronavirus death in Ohio under investigation Staff




The state of Ohio is investigating its first possible death due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton confirmed Thursday.

The Toledo Blade reported that 76-year-old Lucas County attorney Mark Waggoner Sr. died in Maumee on Wednesday following a presumptive coronavirus diagnosis.

During a press conference Thursday, Acton said the Ohio Department of Health was aware of the report and that an investigation underway would be “over soon.”

Also during the conference Thursday, Acton said Ohio now has 119 positive cases of coronavirus across 24 counties.

Acton said 33 of the cases have required hospitalization, and the cases have an age range of 2 years old to 91 years old.

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