18 COVID-19 cases reported in Shelby County


SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department reported the 18th case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county Tuesday morning.

The health department reported the 18th case involves a man in his 50s.

The other 17 cases in the county include:

• A woman in her 60s

• A woman in her 40s

• A man in his 60s

• A woman in her 60s

• A woman in her 60s

• A woman in her 20s

• A woman in her 40s

• A woman in her 30s

• A man in his 60s

• A woman in her 40s

• A woman in her 60s

• A woman in her 20s

• A woman in her 30s

• A man in his 50s

• A man in his 60s

• A woman in her 70s

• A man in his 30s.

Upon notification of a positive COVID-19 case, health department staff will begin a thorough investigation by contacting the person who tested positive and obtaining a list of that person’s close contacts. Those people are then contacted and advised that they need to quarantine at home and monitor symptoms.

No additional personal information about the residents will be provided in order to protect personal privacy.

In its daily update of existing cases, the health department posted on its Facebook that six county residents have recovered from COVID-19. Twelve people have not recovered.

Five people were hospitalized and 13 people were not.

In Auglaize County, there are eight positive cases with three hospitalization. Those testing positive are a 21-year-old woman, who is self-isolating at home; a 51-year-old man, who is self-isolating at home; a 64-year-old man, who is being treated at a hospital; a 47-year-old woman, who is being treated at a local hospital; a 51-year-old woman who is self-isolating at home; a 30-year-old woman; a 49-year-old woman; and a 65-year-old woman.

Darke County has 34 positive cases with six deaths recorded. The deaths are all related to Greenville Healthcare and Rehab. In Miami County, there have been 12 deaths and 37 hospitalizations and 101 positive cases. Logan County has five positive cases with one hospitalization.

As of 2 p.m., Tuesday, the state of Ohio is reporting 4,7820 positive cases in the state with 1,354 people hospitalized with 417 ICU admissions. There have been 167 deaths.

The state of Ohio has placed restrictions on gatherings and businesses to prevent the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. The health department suggests people take the following precautions:

• Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

• Cover your coughs and sneezes

• Stay at home if you are sick

• Avoid exposure to others who are sick

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

• Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface.

• Follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health.

https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/04/web1_92354064_1095709697474110_1137254799645868032_o-1.jpg

https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/04/web1_daily-update.jpg