Jefferson Mayor Eric Wilsusen on Wednesday night confirmed the township’s first fatality related to the coronavirus. The resident, an 86-year-old man, died due to complications associated with the virus as well as underlying health conditions.

As of April 1, the township has 27 cases of coronavirus. Eight of these individuals have recovered and the remaining active cases are recovering and receiving treatment as necessary.

“I wish to share my condolences with the decedent’s family during this difficult time. All will be in my thoughts and prayers, and in the thoughts of our entire Jefferson Township family,” Wilsusen said.

“The Health Department is working day and night to educate residents and monitor those who may have been exposed to the virus, and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is the number one priority of my administration,” he added.

The township’s latest full update can be found here.

The Health Department recommends, as always, socially isolate, wash hands, avoid touching your face, disinfect hard surfaces and together we will overcome this virus!

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