Franklin County Health Officials reported two more deaths over the weekend that are suspected to be related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

They are both males and in their 70’s. One patient was under doctor’s care at an Indiana hospital, the other was under doctor’s care at an Ohio hospital.
No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

Officials also received 11 new positive cases over the weekend, bringing Franklin County’s totals to 34 positives for coronavirus. All 11 new cases are adults with the youngest in their 20’s.

The Franklin County Health Department announced that one Franklin County resident currently in an Indiana hospital is recovering. The patient, a male in his 80’s, has been removed from a ventilator and is breathing on his own.

Citizens dealing with coronavirus and needing financial assistance are encouraged to contact their township trustee.