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Health officials confirm first Allen County coronavirus death


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21)- The Department of Health has confirmed the first Allen County death from COVID-19.

The resident was an older adult who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 and also had a history of chronic health issues.

“Our hearts go out to the family who lost their loved one today as a result of COVID-19,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan.

“We continue to ask for the community’s help in adhering to guidance that will slow the spread of this virus so our hospitals can continue to provide their best care to patients suffering from COVID-19 as well as other serious conditions," McMahan said.


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