State and county health officials announced West Virginia’s second coronavirus-related death Wednesday.

The Jackson County Health Department confirmed the death of a resident, according to a West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources news release.

The patient had several underlying health issues and passed away in a hospital, according to Jackson County health officials.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends,” Dr. I. John Snyder, health officer for the Jackson County Health Department, said in the news release. “This is a tragic development in this outbreak.”

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