First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Chester County

First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Chester County

WEST CHESTER, PA — Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner today reported the first coronavirus (COVID-19)-related death in the county. The 89-year-old male who resided in Willistown Township, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  He had been hospitalized and had a number of underlying conditions.

Responding to the first death due to coronavirus, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline said:

“We were heartbroken to learn of this first death in Chester County, and on behalf of the whole community, we offer our deepest condolences to loved ones of this individual.

“We cannot emphasize enough the need at this time for everyone to follow the stay-at-home order, to focus on the things that are only absolutely essential, and heed the hygiene steps recommended, so that we can work together to call a halt to this dreadful virus.”

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Chester County Coroner Dr. Christina VandePol said, “I am saddened to report this first coronavirus death for Chester County.  Our office has reached out to all hospitals in the county, working with them to ensure all guidelines regarding COVID-19 are met.”

Chester County health officials also noted today additional positive cases, bringing the total number of positives cases in the county to 146.

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

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