14th COVID-19 Case Announced in Meigs County
POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of COVID-19 bringing the county to two active cases. This is Meigs Counties 14th case (12 Confirmed, 2 Probable) since April. The patient is a female in the 10 to 19-year-old age range and is not hospitalized.
The Health Department statement regarding the 14th case, “At this time, we please ask residents to refrain from calling the Health Department for questions regarding this case while we complete our disease investigation and notify relevant individuals. The case and individuals identified as contacts of the case will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. We urge residents to continue to follow federal, state, and local guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
According to the Center for Disease for Control (CDC), a probable case or death is defined as:
- A person meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19;
- A person meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence;
- A person meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.