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First COVID-19 death reported in Franklin County

The first COVID-19 related in Franklin County was reported Thursday, July 9. The victim was admitted to an unnamed hospital to be treated for other health issues.

During the hospital stay, the patient contracted the coronavirus, was tested positive, and later died. No further information as to gender, age, or area of residence was released. See the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for additional information on COVID-19 cases in Franklin County.