Monroe County announces first COVID-related death

MONROE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Monroe County Health Department has confirmed their first COVID-related death was a 77-year-old male resident at Springfield Center.

The health department made the following announcement on Facebook on Monday:

“It is with great regret that we have to announce Monroe County’s first death related to COVID-19, a 77 year old male resident at Springfield Center. Our sincerest condolences to his family.”

The current totals for the Springfield Center outbreak:

56 confirmed

55 active (24 employees, 31 residents)

4 hospitalized

1 death

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.