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Ohio health officials investigating new possible Novel Coronavirus case Staff




The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is monitoring a new person under investigation for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Samples from the person under investigation have been taken and were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing.

Results are expected in the coming days. A local health department, working in collaboration with ODH, is monitoring the individual and their contacts.

No additional personal information will be released about the person under investigation. Ohio remains at low risk and there are no confirmed cases.

“This is part of public health’s ever-present work to balance public interest with the privacy rights of our individual citizens,” said Amy Acton, MD, MPH, director of ODH. “We are committed to ensuring they receive proper, compassionate care and to preventing any possible spread of infectious disease.”

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