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First COVID-19 death reported in Montgomery County

This is the third death from COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
Credit: WPMT

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. — A 72-year-old man, who lived in Abington Township, died from COVID-19 on Saturday. He had been hospitalized for several days, according to a release. 

This is the third death from COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. 

"Today, we are deeply saddened to announce the first loss of life to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. On behalf of our entire community, we extend our most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of this individual,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, in a release. “ While most people with COVID-19 exhibit mild or moderate symptoms, this loss of life underscores the urgent need for everyone to stay at home, unless absolutely necessary, to protect individuals who are particularly vulnerable to developing more serious illness, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as well as our critical workforces like healthcare workers and first responders.”

On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 108 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 479 in the 33 counties.

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