Third COVID-19 death reported in Franklin County

The Herald Staff

The Franklin County Health Department reported Monday the third death of a Franklin County resident due to COVID-19.

The individual was a man in his 80s. It is unknown whether there were underlying health concerns, health officials said.

This past weekend, there were six new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County. There are currently 31 active cases, 85 pending test results and three hospitalizations that were reported to the health department.

The Ottawa University testing results were released, with 30 positive tests out of 686 for a 4.4% positive rate.

The county reported 111 positive tests during August, bringing the county total to 262 since March. Franklin County has 229 recovered cases and 31 active cases.

The age bracket of 11-20 leads the way with 51 cases. Ages 21-30 is next with 43. There have been 41 positive cases in people ages 51-60.

The county had 4,364 negative tests as of Monday evening since the start of the pandemic.