Officials: 4 of 17 testing positive for coronavirus in Butler County remain hospitalized

The Butler County health commissioner is reporting the number of residents infected by the coronavirus has risen to 17 as of Monday morning

Health Commissioner Jenny Bailer said her office has issued 73 quarantine orders since the outbreak hit the county 12 days ago. The age range of those infected is 1 to 78 years old, the median age is 52 and the average age is 48.7 years old. Nobody has died from the virus yet.

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“Our hospitalization rate currently is four,” Bailer told the county commissioners this morning. “I consider us to be fairly lucky that out of 17 only four have had to be hospitalized. That’s a good thing.”

Bailer said Hamilton and Middletown each have one positive test, and the rest are in other parts of the county.

County Administrator Judi Boyko had the briefing for the commissioners that also included updates from agencies that care for vulnerable populations, namely the Council on Aging, the Board of Developmental Disabilities and the mental health and addiction board.

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