APRIL 14, 2020- Today, the Kent County Health Department has confirmed the first death of a Kent County resident related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The individual was a man in his 70s.

“We want his family and loved ones to know that we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and we express our sympathies during this very difficult time,” said William Webb, Health Officer. “This pandemic represents an unprecedented crisis for our community and our nation. We are confronting this pandemic head on and working tirelessly to protect the well-being of our residents. People of Kent County are resilient, we support one another in times of need, and we will continue to hold each other up as we do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus and work to prevent further loss of life.”