UPDATE: Second Greene County COVID-19 death reclassified
- Published: April 16, 2020
A day after Greene County Public Health reported its second death from COVID-19, the health department reclassified the death.
On Wednesday, April 15, Greene County Public Health told the Dayton Daily News that after an investigation, the death was not related to COVID-19.
Previously, the health department reported that a 95-year old woman from Jamestown, who died in care at Hospice of Dayton, was designated as a “probable” case of COVID-19.
Reached for comment on Thursday, a health department spokesperson said the error was attributed to a “human error in reporting” and that the cause of death is currently unknown.
Greene County has one confirmed death from the disease, an 87-year-old Cedarville woman who died on March 26. As of Wednesday, April 15, there were 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, leading to nine hospitalizations.
One of those hospitalizations is a 50-year-old Yellow Springs man, who was confirmed to have COVID-19 last Tuesday, April 7. He was the first Yellow Springs resident confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, a family member of the man confirmed that he was still receiving treatment in the ICU at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.
As of Wednesday, April 15, there have been 361 deaths from COVID-19 in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The median age of those who have died is 79, and 50% of all people who died in the state were aged 80 and older. Of Ohio’s deaths, 91% were among those aged 60 and older, and 9% under 60.