The Henry and Stark County Health Department on Monday, September 13th, announced the 73rd Henry County resident to die from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. According to the Henry and Stark County Health Department, a man in his 60s had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to passing away. “We are deeply saddened to hear of this latest loss of one of our Henry County residents to this illness. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one and we send our sincerest condolences,” Henry County Health Department Administrator Duane Stevens said in a statement.
The announcement came as the Henry and Stark County Health Department announced more new COVID-19 infections from Sunday into Monday. “The Henry and Stark County Health Department today Monday, September 13th announce a cumulative total of 5956 “Confirmed Positive” and “Probable” Cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Henry County and 747 “Confirmed Positive” and “Probable” Cases in Stark County.” That’s an increase of 61 new cases since Friday where Henry County had 5,895 confirmed positive or probable cases of COVID-19.