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Wyandot County confirms first case of COVID-19





WYANDOT COUNTY, Ohio — Wyandot County health officials have confirmed the county’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to a news release from Wyandot County Public Health, a 68-year-old Wyandot County resident has tested positive for the virus.

Individual cases have been confirmed in more than half the counties throughout Ohio.

“This comes as no surprise” said Dr. Keri Harris, Wyandot County Health Commissioner, “We have been watching the spread of COVID-19 disease statewide through lab-confirmed cases. Locally, we have suspected coronavirus activity, however, limited testing has made it difficult to confirm. We have many tests still pending. The medical community is working closely together to prepare for, and respond to, future cases. We continue to encourage the public to stay home. If you cannot stay home use social distancing and frequent handwashing to slow the spread of the disease which will ultimately allow the healthcare system to properly manage those affected by this outbreak.”

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.

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