Warren County confirms 1st coronavirus case

The Warren County Health District announced a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Warren County on Thursday.

“The patient is a male in his 40s. He is currently in isolation at home. Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, no additional identifying information will be released,” according to a press release.

“Warren County Health District (WCHD) will monitor the patient during his isolation. We 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.

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The health district is dentifying 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,” the rease said.

The district recommended social distancing to help slow the spread of this virus.

“During this difficult time, remember that we all share the same goal of decreasing illness and death from COVID-19,” the release said.

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In addition, the health district recommended:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or allow to air dry.

• Use at least 60 percent alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

• Cover your mouth with a tissue or cough into your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

• Avoid touching your eyes, noses, or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Avoid contact with people who are sick. Stay at least 6 feet away from each other.

• Clean “high-touch” surfaces often. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.

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