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WellSpan Health patient who was being treated for coronavirus dies

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A WellSpan Health patient, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated for the disease, has died.

“To protect the privacy of this patient, we will not be releasing any additional details. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the patient’s loved ones at this time of loss,” said Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of WellSpan Health.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across our communities, we have seen an increase in positive patient cases. Most will have mild symptoms. However, some will be sick enough to require hospital care, and some will die from complications of COVID-19," Gapstur said.

The location of the patient was not released. WellSpan operates in Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Cumberland and Franklin counties, and Adams County/northern Maryland.

It is not clear if this is a new death or one already reported by the state. Cumberland has one confirmed death from the coronavirus, and Lancaster has two.

Visitor access has been restricted at WellSpan facilities, and certain non-urgent appointments, procedures and surgeries will be postponed.