Seven county deaths reported in May attributed to COVID-19

By Linda Trest, Staff Writer
Posted 6/2/21

During the month of May, county officials have reported the deaths of seven people in Franklin County who are believed to have died to COVID-19. 

The county now only releases COVID-19 …

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Seven county deaths reported in May attributed to COVID-19

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During the month of May, county officials have reported the deaths of seven people in Franklin County who are believed to have died to COVID-19. 

The county now only releases COVID-19 information in weekly reports released each Friday. 

In early May, the weekly report stated that a 53-year-old man’s death in April was confirmed to have been caused by the virus. 

The following week the deaths of two 77-year-old men, one from St. Clair and one from Villa Ridge were reported. It was noted that one death occurred in January, the other in April. 

The latest reported listed four more deaths that occurred October and April. Two females, one age 92 from St. Clair and the other age 65 from Pacific were both confirmed as caused by COVID-19. The other two were men, a 72-year-old from Sullivan and a 76-year-old from Pacific. Their deaths listed COVID-19 as the probable cause. 

This brings the confirmed death total to 177 in Franklin County while 30 more deaths were probably caused by the virus. 

In the latest report, officials noted no COVID-19 patients in long-term care facilities or in hospitals throughout the county. 

There were nine new cases in Gerald reported in May. Leslie and Beaufort each had two new cases.

To date, Franklin County has confirmed 9,551 cases of COVID-19 and has identified another 2,263 probable cases. 

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