Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner report two more coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths.
A 79-year-old male from Honey Brook, died on April 1, 2020. He had been hospitalized and had a number of underlying conditions. The coroner also recorded the death of an 87-year-old male on April 1, 2020. He was a Montgomery County resident, but he passed in a hospital in Chester County. He also had a number of underlying conditions.
Responding to these additional deaths, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline said, “On behalf of the whole Chester County community, we express our deepest sympathies to families of these two individuals.
“The death of both of these men reinforces the fact that older people with chronic health issues are the most susceptible to this virus. Right now, social distancing is the most practical ‘cure’ that we have to beat COVID-19, so we implore everyone to stay at home – for the sake of the elderly and for the sake of everyone.”
Chester County Coroner Dr. Christina VandePol said, “This is a very stressful situation for everyone, but especially the families who lose someone to this dreadful disease. We are in close communication with Chester County hospital staff and funeral homes as COVID-19 deaths are reported. As the Commissioners said, everyone must continue to stay home. It IS making a difference and will prevent deaths.
Chester County’s comprehensive source for all information relating to coronavirus, including the dashboard that provides geographic and demographic information on all reported cases in the county, can be found at chesco.org/coronavirus.