35 COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, first death confirmed


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Public Health officials from Montgomery County hosted a news conference on Monday, after the county’s first COVID-19-related death was reported to the state.

Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper was joined by Mayor Nan Whaley, Executive Director of Artemis Center Jane Keiffer, and Sarah Hackenbracht, the President and CEO of the Greater Dayton Hospital Association.

Cooper says there are 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, along with one death. 20 of those individuals are female while 15 are male. Five are hospitalized.

Many are left with questions about the difference between essential and non-essential businesses affected by the state’s orders.

Despite a ruling last week, Cooper says golf courses are now allowed to operate under certain criteria, as are lawn care businesses. Click here for more details.

Public Health has received complaint calls regarding roughly 250 individual employers who allegedly are not complying with the state’s orders. Those businesses have been ordered to submit certain justifying documentation by the end of business on April 1.

Although the stay at home order is meant to keep everyone safe, for some residents, being at home just is not a safe option.

The Artemis Center remains available to offer support to those suffering from a domestic violence situation. Their hotline can be reached at 937-461-4357.

READ MORE: Artemis Center offers support for domestic violence survivors during stay at home order

The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association submitted the region’s response plan to the state on Saturday. Officials are now awaiting further instruction.

Sarah Hackenbracht reminded the public that donations are welcome at St. Vincent de Paul. Click here for more details.

As of Monday, there are 1,933 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio, 475 leading to hospitalization. There have been 39 deaths reported.

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