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Ballad Health reports first death due to COVID-19

Johnson City Press • Mar 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Ballad Health has reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“This is very tragic, obviously,” Ballad Health CEO Alan Levine said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “Any death during this event is tragic. Our prayers are with the family.”

Levine said the patient was a man above the age of 70 with multiple comorbidities.

“It was a pretty fast demise of this patient, and it was everything we were told to expect when you have patients that fit that profile,” Levine said.

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