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Two county fairs in Ohio report COVID-19 outbreaks

Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

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The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18.

A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that 22 cases of COVID-19, and one possible death, trace back to attendees of the Pickaway County Fair last month.

A report from the health department found there was a lack of implementation of infection control precautions like requiring masks and limiting crowd sizes.

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