Allen County up to four COVID-19 deaths

By Tara Jones -

LIMA — Allen County Public Health reported two new COVID-19 deaths Monday, bringing its total to four.

The cases include a male in his 40’s and a female in her 80’s. The male is the first of Allen County’s deaths to fall outside of the 80-plus age category.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the male was diagnosed April 2, hospitalized and died Sunday. The female was diagnosed April 9, not hospitalized and died Saturday.

As of Monday afternoon, Allen County has reported 37 cases, up from 33 on Sunday, and 21 hospitalizations. The cases break down into 11 confirmed at the 70-to-79 range, seven for ages 80 and older, six for ages 60 to 69, five for ages 40 to 49 and 30 to 39, two for ages 50 to 59 and 1 for ages 29 to 29.

The 11 cases in the 70 to 79 age range have accounted for 10 of the 21 hospitalizations but yielded no deaths thus far. All six cases for those ages 60 to 69 have been hospitalized, also tallying no deaths.

Three of the four deaths have fallen in the 80 and older category, as the first two included a 93-year-old male and an 80-year-old woman, both with underlying health conditions. In total, two deaths included hospitalization while the other two — both 80-plus-year-old-women — did not.

As of Monday afternoon, the state has 6,975 cumulative cases with 2,033 hospitalizations and 274 deaths. Putnam County recorded its first confirmed case Monday.

Deaths remained the same in Mercer (1), Auglaize (1) and Hancock (1) counties.

By Tara Jones

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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