Ohio health officials investigating possible coronavirus-related death


If confirmed, the death of Mark Wagoner, Sr., 76, would be the state's first death

MAUMEE, Ohio (WCMH) — Health department investigators in Lucas County, Ohio are looking into a ‘presumptive’ coronavirus-related death.

If confirmed, the death of Mark Wagoner, Sr., 76, would be the state’s first death related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Lucas County Republican Party Chair Mark Wagoner shared the news of the death of his father.

“Our Dad was diagnosed with presumptive COVID-19, although the final test results have not yet arrived. We have been working closely with the Lucas County Health Department and other entities over the last week to ensure that proper notice to those who may have been impacted was being provided. Our Dad would’ve wanted us to be looking out for others even as he was fighting for his life,” said the younger Wagoner in a Facebook post.

During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton confirmed the case is being investigated.

“Our disease detectives are doing a thorough look into this to make the confirmation. As you said, it’s presumptive. When we have more, I will tell you,” said Acton.

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