The Belmont County Health Department reported the death of a hospitalized patient who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient was a 92-year-old man who had underlying health conditions. He acquired COVID-19 through contact with a positive COVID-19 patient.

Belmont County has 23 positive cases. Three people are hospitalized.

Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul expressed his deepest sympathies for family and friends of the patient who died.

Sproul said on a positive note, eight people in Belmont County have recovered from the virus.