Coronavirus: Warren County health officials confirm second COVID-19 case

UPDATE @ 6:05 p.m. (March 20): The Warren County Health District now has a second confirmed positive COVID-19 in the county.

The patient is a female in her 50s who is in isolation at home. Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, no additional identifying information will be released.

The district will monitor the patient during her isolation. We will be in daily contact with her and as needed with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health.

The district is identifying close contacts of this confirmed case, all of whom will be advised to self-quarantine. Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, medical providers, and others.

INITIAL REPORT (March 19)

The Warren County Health District announces a confirmed positive COVID-19 in the county, a male in his 40s who is in isolation at home.

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Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, no additional identifying information will be released.

The health distric will monitor the patient and will be in daily contact with him and as needed with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health.

“We are taking every precaution to stop the spread of this virus,” district officials said.

WCHD is identifying close contacts of this confirmed case, all of whom will be advised to self-quarantine. Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, medical providers, and others.

“Preventing the spread of diseases is the cornerstone of public health, and it is what we do every

day. We investigate communicable diseases on a daily basis to protect the health of our Warren

County residents,” Health Commissioner Duane Stanbury said in a prepared statement.