Butler County sees 5th coronavirus-related death, jump in confirmed cases

The Butler County General Health District reported Monday a woman in her 70s died from the novel coronavirus.

The woman had other medical conditions, and it’s not known how she contracted the disease.

The county health department no longer reports specific locations of anyone who is suspected of dying from the virus, but Health Commissioner Jenny Bailer said the woman lived in the 45014 zip code that has a population of 46,490 residents living in parts of Fairfield, Hamilton and Ross Twp. Most of Fairfield is in this zip code.

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“Our hearts go out to the loved ones in their time of grief, and we send our deepest sympathies,” Bailer said.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 241 confirmed cases, three probable cases and five deaths. The number of cases increased by 10 since Sunday.

Four of those cases were reported in the city of Middletown, and five from the city of Hamilton, according to the Middletown and Hamilton health departments.

Middletown spokeswoman Shelby Quinlivan said three confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend. They were not hospitalized, but she said on Monday a 94-year-old man was hospitalized.

The three over the weekend were a 60-year-old man, 40-year-old female and 29-year-old female.

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In all, 29 in Middletown has contracted COVID-19.

Hamilton has seen 31 people contract the novel coronavirus, including a 29-year-old man in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

Additionally, a 38-year-old man, 42-year-old woman, 53-year-old man and 60-year-old woman also contracted COVID-19.

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 15,699 confirmed cases with an additional 626 probable cases. Nearly 1,000 have been admitted to ICUs around the state.

The state also confirms 712 have died in Ohio from the novel coronavirus, and another 41 probable deaths.

Warren County has reported 120 confirmed cases, 22 hospitalizations, and nine deaths, as of Monday.

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