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.
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.
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.