Number of COVID-19 patients climbs; 6 Clark County residents test positive

Number of COVID-19 patients climbs; 6 Clark County residents test positive
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CLARK COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9:40 p.m.

Clark County has confirmed a male in his 70s to be the sixth positive COVID-19 patient in the county, the fourth confirmed today.

The man is currently hospitalized.

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UPDATE @ 7:03 p.m.

A fifth Clark County resident has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 by the CCCHD, not even two hours after the third and fourth patients were announced positive.

Positive cases have now been found in Springfield, Bethel Township, German Township and New Carlisle.

“The positive cases are not isolated to one area. We also know that there are unconfirmed cases throughout the county due to testing availability,” said Charles Patterson, Clark County Health Commissioner in a written statement.

The fifth confirmed patient is a woman in her 60s. She is currently hospitalized.

The CCCHD will continue to add updated information to their website: www.ccched.com.

INITIAL REPORT @ 5:27 p.m.

Two more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD).

The two new cases are not related to the first two, and are not related to the Miami County long term care facility, the CCCHD said in a release.

A male and a female were both confirmed positive March 28.

The woman is in her 70s and is currently in the hospital, while the man is in his 30s and has not been hospitalized.

The first positive case of coronavirus was confirmed March 18; a male in his 70s who is currently hospitalized.

The second was confirmed March 23; a female in her 60s who is not hospitalized.