CCHD: Two more Clinton Countians with COVID-19 have passed away


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



WILMINGTON — Two more Clinton County residents with COVID-19 have died, the Clinton County Health District reported Thursday morning.

The victims are a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s, neither of which were reported to have underlying conditions.

These deaths are the fourth and fifth reported local coronavirus-related deaths in the past nine days and the 11th since early July (and 11th overall).

None of the five most recent victims had underlying conditions, the CCHD reported. The first six victims were reported to have underlying medical conditions.

CCHD Director Pamela Bauer also explained why the state’s COVID-19 statistics don’t always match up with those reported by local officials.

“The counts can fluctuate due to jurisdictional changes by the Ohio Department of Health,” said Bauer. “The public demands information be reported in real time, but that is sometimes a challenge.”

To date, the 11 Clinton County fatalities that officials said were coronavirus-related, and the dates reported, are below; the “u” designates that the person was reported to have underlying medical conditions:

• July 10 — a man in his 80s (u)

• July 14 — a woman in her 30s (u)

• July 21 — a man in his 70s (u)

• July 21 — a man in his 80s (u)

• July 27 — a woman in her 70s (u)

• July 29 — a woman in her 90s (u)

• Aug. 25 — a man in his 70s

• Aug. 26 — a woman in her 70s

• Aug. 27 — a woman in her 80s

• Sept. 3 — a male in his 60s

• Sept. 3 — a woman in her 80s

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By Tom Barr

tbarr@wnewsj.com