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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

Summit County Public Health

A 75-year-old Summit County resident had tested positive prior to his death

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator – Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office and Summit County Public Health have confirmed the second death from COVID-19 of a Summit County resident.

A 75-year-old Summit County man died Monday, June 15, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, from hemorrhagic stroke with contributing conditions of COVID-19 infection. The man tested positive for COVID-19 prior to his death.

“It saddens us to have lost another member of our community due to COVID-19, and we extend our deep condolences to his loved ones,” Summit County Public Health Nurse Manager Sara Lopez said. 

With the addition of this case, Summit County now counts two deaths among people who have died from COVID-19. Summit County has counted two additional deaths among people who were positive for COVID-19 and died of other causes. On June 10, a Summit County man died from conditions unrelated to COVID-19 and tested positive post mortem.

Summit County will not release any further information about these deaths and would like to remind the community about the importance of practicing safe physical distancing measures.


El Condado de Summit anuncia otra muerte por COVID-19 

Un residente del condado de Summit de 75 años había resultado positivo antes de su muerte

Contacto: Nicole Valentine, Coordinadora de Asuntos Públicos – Departamento de Salud Pública

CONDADO DE SUMMIT – La oficina del forense del condado de Summit y el Departamento de Salud Pública han confirmado la segunda muerte por COVID-19 de un residente del condado de Summit.

Un hombre de 75 años del condado de Summit murió el lunes 15 de junio en el Hospital St. Anthony en Lakewood, por un derrame cerebral hemorrágico con afecciones contribuyentes a la infección del COVID-19. El hombre resulto positivo por COVID-19 antes de su muerte.

"Nos entristece haber perdido a otro miembro de nuestra comunidad debido al COVID-19, y expresamos nuestro más sentido pésame a sus seres queridos," dijo la Gerente de Enfermería del Departamento de Salud Pública del condado de Summit, Sara López. 

Con la suma de este caso, el condado de Summit ahora cuenta dos muertes entre las personas que han muerto por COVID-19. El condado de Summit ha contado dos muertes adicionales entre las personas que fueron positivas de COVID-19 y murieron por otras causas. El 10 de junio, un hombre del condado de Summit murió por afecciones no relacionadas con COVID-19, y dio positivo en la prueba post mortem.

El condado de Summit no divulgará más información sobre ninguna de estas muertes y quisiera recordar a la comunidad la importancia de practicar medidas seguras de distanciamiento físico.


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