Press Release For Immediate Release
Contact: Laurie Fox, Public Information Officer March 30, 2020 937-374-5669/866-858-3588; firstname.lastname@example.org
Greene County Confirms 4th Case of COVID-19, First Death
GREENE COUNTY, OH – Greene County officials have announced today the 4th case of COVID-19. The fourth case has also resulted in the first death reported in Greene County from COVID19. The deceased is an 87-year old female from Cedarville. She fell ill in her home around March 21st and was hospitalized on March 24th when her symptoms worsened. She was tested on March 25th through Lab Corps and passed away on March 26th. Results of the test were reported to Greene County Public Health today.
All those involved in her care were wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). There is no travel history or long-term care facility associated with this case. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are now 1,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio with 39 deaths. These numbers from the state do not reflect this most recent death.
Public Health stresses that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the health of our seniors, those with underlying health conditions, healthcare workers and first responders. It is to be assumed that COVID-19 is in every community and we are reminding everyone to have a healthy respect for this virus by abiding by the state’s orders for social distancing and the Stay at Home order. Residents should only travel for essential purposes.
Should you need further information, please call our office at 937-374-5600. For details on COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or cdc.gov. You can also call the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH which is open 7 days per week from 9:00am – 8:00pm.
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