Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Darke County

The first coronavirus related death has been confirmed in the county, according to the Darke County General Health District.

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A 76-year-old man who was a resident of Greenville Health and Rehabilitation tested positive for COVID-19.

“As the cases begin to increase in number, we may see more fatalities,” a release from the county’s health district said.

Over the weekend, 12 cases of the virus were confirmed in Darke County and another case was confirmed today.

Darke County now has a total of 13 confirmed cases and one death due to the coronavirus.