Second death from COVID-19 confirmed in Jackson County

RIPLEY — The WV DHHR confirmed the state’s second death from COVID-19 Wednesday evening by sharing a press release from the Jackson County Health Department.

The Jackson County resident reportedly had several underlying health issues and passed away while hospitalized.  Health Officer for Jackson County Health Department, Dr. I. John Snyder, D.O. stated, “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends.”

The press release further advised that no additional information will be shared about the patient’s identity, city of residence or hospital where the death occurred.

Dr. Snyder added, “This is a tragic development in this outbreak. The Jackson County Health Department is taking necessary, carefully considered steps to slow down the spread of the disease and to protect those at greatest risk.”