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Seneca Co. Health Commissioner: 24 coronavirus tests performed in county, awaiting results from 18 Staff




TIFFIN — In her first live video briefing on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Seneca County Health Commissioner Beth Schweitzer, MPH, thanked residents and community partners for working together to stop the spread of the virus.

Schweitzer will host regular briefings at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, which are available to be viewed live on the News Facebook page.

During the first of such briefings Monday, Schweitzer said there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Seneca County as of Monday morning.

So far, 24 tests have been performed at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Fostoria ProMedica Hospital.

Three of those tests were sent to the Ohio Department of Health Lab for testing, while 18 were sent to private, commercial labs.

Six reports have come back negative, while Schweitzer said the county is awaiting results from the other 18 tests.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz and Fostoria Mayor Eric Keckler, along with Seneca County Commissioner Shayne Thomas and Seneca County Emergency Services Director Ken Majors had previously planned to be in the video to stand behind Schweitzer to show support, but the leaders decided this was not a wise choice given the state’s stay-at-home order.

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