85-year-old man dies from coronavirus in Erie County

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 08:52:28-04

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Health officials in Erie County have confirmed that an 85-year-old man has died from coronavirus, marking the second death from COVID-19 in Ohio.

According to Erie County Health Commissioner Pete Schade, the man died Friday evening.

Officials have not released any additional information regarding the man’s case.

The Erie County Health Department released the following statement: "The death of one of our community members is a striking reminder to us all to heed the precautions associated with preventing the spread of this disease"

Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed that a man from the Maumee area was the first confirmed coronavirus death in the state, and he was someone the governor knew personally.

That man was identified as Mark Wagoner, Sr., 76, according to state officials. The governor said he was an attorney from the Toledo area.

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