Perry County Health Dept. reports COVID-19 related death

COVID-19 Local News

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio–The Perry County Health Department reported Friday the death of a patient who tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient was a 75-year-old male who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 in a congregate care setting, SKLD, within Perry County.

The Perry County Health Department, in collaboration with SKLD and other key partners, is working to contain the outbreak at the facility.

As of July 31, there are 19 known cases of COVID-19 linked to the facility, with one current hospitalization and one fatality.

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