Second Trumbull Resident Dies from COVID-19

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Combined Health District is reporting a second person has died from COVID-19.

“We extend sympathy to the family and friends of this individual and ask that all resident of Trumbull County be mindful of the rapid spread of this disease in our community,” the press release stated. “It is more important now than ever that we take the necessary precautions to suppress the spread of this disease.”

COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus, also is responsible for two deaths in Mahoning County and one death in Columbiana County.

Trumbull Commissioner Frank Fuda said all county buildings, including the courthouse were closed Friday as the result of two county maintenance workers testing positive for COVID-19. Health Department employees with the help of Sheriff’s deputies are completing contact tracing, especially to identify other custodial staff who were in were in direct contact with the two workers who tested positive and are now hospitalized.

Fuda said county operations are continuing via remote workers and by using conferencing calls. No details were given as to how court proceedings were being handled.

Officials are looking into hiring a company who specialize in deep cleaning and disinfecting buildings for all county buildings as the maintenance rotated shifts at all buildings.

The Trumbull County Combined Health District provided no further details about the death, including gender. As of Friday evening, Trumbull County has 10 more new cases, for a total of 24 confirmed cases. Testing positive are 13 males and 11 females, ranging in age from 25 to 86.

The release states 33 people who had contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being monitored, while 22 other people who were being monitored successfully completed their quarantines and were released.

According to the coronavirus.ohio.gov dashboard, Mahoning County has recorded two deaths, has 68 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 39 hospitalizations.

The state shows Columbiana County has one death, nine confirmed cases with five people hospitalized.

Trumbull County Combined Health District established a specific number for people to file complaints regarding a violation of Gov. Mike DeWine’s Stay-At-Home order. To report a violation, call 330 675 7841.

Editor’s Note: Graphic at top reports numbers as of 2 p.m. Friday.

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