LISTEN: The human toll of COVID-19. ‘We have lost a lot of young people.’



The latest episode of the Dayton Daily News Path Forward podcast tells the story of a 37-year-old father of five who died from COVID-19 in August.

While people under the age of 50 still make up a minority of serious illnesses and deaths from COVID-19, more died in this wave driven by the Delta variant than at any other time since the pandemic began. In this episode, reporter Jordan Laird spoke with area hospital workers caring for these patients and a family who lost their 37-year-old patriarch to COVID-19 in August.

Listen to the new episode below or wherever you get your podcasts.

You can read about Willie Edwards’ battle with COVID-19 here.

The Dayton Daily News Path Forward project investigates the most pressing issues in our community. Listen to the Dayton Daily News The Path Forward podcast for more stories like this.

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