Officials: Second Butler County person to die from coronavirus was from Oxford

The Butler County health commissioner has confirmed the second person who died as a result of contracting COVID-19 lived in the Oxford area.

As of yesterday there are 61 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two deaths, an increase of eight confirmed cases since Friday. Health Commissioner Jennifer Bailer said she does not yet know how the 77-year-old man who died last week contracted the virus.

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“This is sad news for the family and friends of the man who passed, as well as for many others, including those working hard to prevent the COVID-19 disease from spreading,” Bailer said. “We are in this together. Our hearts go out to the family in their time of grief, and we send our deepest condolences.”

Bailer said the most effective ways to prevent this disease are good hand washing and physical distancing, “please continue all the good things you are doing to flatten the curve on COVID-19 spread, and if you haven’t yet started, today is the time to do so.”

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