• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Confirmed cases: 65. Deaths: 9. Updated 2 p.m. 4/17/20
Auglaize County: Confirmed cases: 21. Deaths: 1. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/17/20
Hardin County: Confirmed cases: 13. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/17/20
Putnam County: Confirmed cases: 14. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/17/20
Van Wert County: Confirmed cases: 2. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/17/20
Ohio: Confirmed and probable cases: 8,858. Confirmed and probable deaths: 401. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/17/20
THREE DEATHS IN ALLEN COUNTY
Allen County saw its highest one-day tally of deaths from COVID-19, with three deaths reported.
All three were women. One was a woman in her 80s who had an onset date of April 2.
The other two were women in their 70s. One had been hospitalized and had an onset date of April 12. The other was not hospitalized and had an onset date of April 10.
Allen County has had at least one death attributed to the virus in each of the last seven days except one. Of the nine, six were women, and three were men. Six of the death involved people over the age of 80, while two were in their 70s, and one was in his 40s.
• Putnam County Health Commissioner Kim Rieman reported Friday that “several residents and staff” at The Meadows of Leipsic long-term car facility have tested positive for COVID-19. As required by the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Orders, the facility is contacting family members and guardians of those residents involved. There are now 14 cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents, with an age range of 34-95, Rieman said. Ten of those residents are female and four are male. That’s up from four cases reported yesterday
“Long term care facilities across the nation are experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19. Because of the nature of the caring work that happens in these facilities, disease can spread quickly. This, coupled with the advanced age and the underlying medical conditions of many residents, makes this a very concerning situation,” Rieman said.
• Mercer County now has 13 confirmed cases, six recovered cases, 14 pending cases, 149 negative cases, two hospitalizations and one death.
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• The Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center Foundation’s 2020-2021 Season Reveal Gala set for May 12 has been postponed.
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