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Officials confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Clermont County on Friday, bringing the Cincinnati region’s total to 23.
The patient is a woman in her 60s, according to a release from Clermont County Public Health. She has not had any recent travel history or any known exposure to a confirmed case.
“Following protocol set by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), our nursing staff has been in contact with the individual since we were notified of the positive test result,” Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit said in the release. “We have been working with the individual to identify people who she has come in contact with and are advising those individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days.”
The woman is not hospitalized, according to the release.
“The changes we are making to our lifestyle may be a temporary inconvenience but they are for the greater good of our community,” Nesbit said.
Nesbit encourages anyone feeling sick to call their doctor. She said the health department has been preparing for a case in Clermont County “for several weeks” to make sure they have the proper resources.
The Clermont County case was announced just hours after city of Cincinnati officials announced the first confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the city.
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