Putnam County Reporting First COVID-19 Deaths

Putnam County health officials are reporting the county’s first deaths from the coronavirus.

“It is with great sadness that we report the deaths of two of our Putnam County residents related to the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Health Commissioner Kim Rieman.

“We extend our condolences to the family and friends of these individuals.”

The patients were a man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s.

Rieman points out that the deaths were reported to the Putnam County Health Department after the data for the Ohio Department of Health daily report was retrieved.

Therefore, the ODH data for April 21st does not include the report of the deaths.

A cluster of cases was recently discovered in a senior living facility in Putnam County.