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Ohio Coronavirus toll reaches six; First victim identified

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Monday that six people have died of the coronavirus in Ohio.

The state now has 442 confirmed cases in 46 of its 88 counties, with 104 hospitalizations.

The highest number of cases are in Cuyahoga County, where 149 are infected, and Franklin County, with 44 cases.

There are no confirmed cases reported in Lawrence County or neighboring Scioto County at this time, but one case has been reported in Gallia County. That individual was diagnosed at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

Deaths from coronavirus have occurred in Cuyahoga, Erie, Lucas and Stark counties, with one each, and Franklin County, where two deaths have been reported.

The first fatality from the outbreak was reported in Erie County on Friday.

His identity was released over the weekend as Mark Wagoner, Sr., 76, an attorney from the Toledo area.

“”It was someone who Lt. Gov. Husted and I knew very well,” DeWine said on announcing the death on Friday. “He was very well respected by everyone who knew him. All of us extend our deepest sympathy.”