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Board of Health president is first confirmed coronavirus death in Huron County

Bill Knapp served on the board for 20 years. He was in his late 70s.

NORWALK, Ohio — Huron County Public Health has reported its first confirmed coronavirus, they announced in a press release today.

Commissioner Tim Hollinger confirmed that Bill Knapp, president of the county Board of Health, died on Sunday, March 29, due to complications of the coronavirus. 

"This loss touches all of Huron County Public Health greatly," Hollinger said in the press release, adding that Knapp "was a committed and dedicated member of our community."

Knapp served on the board for 20 years. He was in his late 70s and had underlying health conditions.

According to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health, as of Monday, Huron County has three confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two people from Huron County are in the hospital.

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