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Second positive coronavirus test confirmed in Seneca County; woman hospitalized

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The second positive test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Seneca County, the Seneca County General Health District announced Wednesday evening.

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The case was confirmed in a 33-year-old woman who is currently hospitalized, a news release from the health department stated.


At this time it is unknown how the woman acquired the illness, the release stated.

As of Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health reported that there are 704 confirmed cases statewide. There have been 10 confirmed deaths as a result of COVID-19, with 183 hospitalizations throughout the state, including 75 ICU admissions.


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