Lake County reports first COVID-19 related death

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 27, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Health officials have reported that a 55-year-old man died Friday afternoon in Lake County from COVID-19 complications. The man's death marks the county's first coronavirus death.

The Lake County General Health District said it will not be releasing any additional information about the death at this time.

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the resident we’ve lost. While this is the first confirmed death of a Lake County resident, it is probable that we will experience more tragedy as a result of this virus. It is imperative that the entire Lake County community follow social-distancing practices immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham said in a news release. “It’s going to take selfless action from every single one of us to protect our community and save lives.”

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