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Another COVID-19 Case Reported in Meigs County

POMEROY, Ohio – Another COVID-19 case has been reported in Meigs County.

The Meigs County Health Department (MCHD) is reporting an additional confirmed case of COVID-19. The patient is a healthcare worker who had direct contact with the confirmed case at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center. This case was discovered through COVID-19 testing being performed on Overbrook patients and staff in response to the initial confirmed case.

According to a statement from the Meigs County Health Department, “At this time, we continue to ask residents to refrain from calling the Health Department or Overbrook Rehabilitation Center for questions regarding these cases while we complete our disease investigation and notify relevant individuals. Individuals identified as contacts of the cases will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. We urge residents to continue to practice good social distancing as the state continues to reopen. Remember the changes we make today can continue to save lives, thank you for your continued cooperation.“

Meigs County has had few confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the current total to five and one probable case. Of those, three cases have been listed as recovered.