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Sandusky County confirms first COVID-19 case

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SANDUSKY COUNTY, Ohio — Sandusky County health officials have confirmed the first positive test result for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday.

According to a news release from the Sandusky County Public Health Department, a 60-year-old man who recently traveled out of state has been hospitalized after testing positive for the virus.

The Sandusky Conuty Public Health Department is currently working to identify and notify any individuals who may have had contact with the man.


In addition, the department said they expect the number of confirmed cases in Sandusky County to increase.

Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

For more information, check out the Sandusky County Public Health website.

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