(Whitewater Valley)--The death toll attributed to Covid-19 has climbed in our area’s most heavily affected counties. New deaths have been reported in Darke, Henry, and Butler County. Details of the ages and physical conditions of those most recent deaths have not been released. The total deaths for our nine-county area this morning stands at 57. More than half of those 57 have occurred in either Darke or Butler County. Wayne County’s count remains at five, with the last death having been reported 13 days ago.