DEFIANCE COUNTY, Ohio (WPTA21) - Defiance County, Ohio now reports a third positive case of the novel coronavirus Thursday, and hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners are preparing to respond.
As of Thursday morning, Ohio reported 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 10 deaths.
Defiance County now reports 3 positive cases.
Defiance County General Health District is working to identify any close contacts of this person through contact tracing.
“Confirmation of a third case in Defiance County is further evidence that COVID-19 is circulating in our community. It is so very important that we take all the precautions to limit the spread of this virus. The Stay at Home order is a mechanism to limit the spread of this virus; the best thing Defiance County residents can do is to follow the specific guidance within the order,” Jamie Gerken, Defiance County Health Commissioner said in a news release.
In the United States, more than 69,000 people have the novel coronavirus.
Globally, 491,623 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
More than 22,000 people have died worldwide, and nearly 119,000 people have recovered from the virus.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can cause mild to more severe respiratory illness.
Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
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