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Hancock County reports first COVID-19 death




FINDLAY, Ohio — Hancock County reported its first death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce a Hancock County Resident who was being treated for Coronavirus (Covid-19) has died,” Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi said in a statement.

“Our hearts go out to the patients family and friends. We know COVID-19 is going to continue having significant impacts on our communities, in Hancock County and across our state and nation,” Baroudi said.

The patient was an 81-year-old male with underlying health conditions, Baroudi said.

Baroudi reminded residents that if you are experiencing three of the following four symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, or fever of 100.4 degrees or greater; call the Blanchard Valley Testing and Triage Center at (419) 423-7890 to be considered for COVID-19 testing.

As of Thursday afternoon, there are 5,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. 1,612 of those cases have resulted in hospitalization, with 497 ICU admissions and 213 deaths.

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