Meigs Reports on Current COVID-19 Status
POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Health Department is reporting three additional confirmed cases and one probable case of COVID-19 in Meigs County. Today’s cases of COVID-19 bring Meigs County to 33 total cases (26 Confirmed, 7 Probable) since April.
The additional confirmed cases along with one case reported on August 5 are linked to staff testing at long-term care facilities in Meigs County which occurred on July 22. Due to the date of testing and the individuals being asymptomatic they are not considered to be active cases. Both facilities will continue to monitor staff and residence as they have been throughout the pandemic for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
The first confirmed case is a male in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
The second confirmed case is a female in the 30 to 39-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
The third confirmed case is a female in the 60 to 69-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
The probable case is a female in the 50 to 59-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized. This individual is a direct contact of a case reported on August 5.
According to the Meigs County Health Department, “We ask residents to please refrain from calling the Health Department for questions regarding these cases while we complete our disease investigation and notify relevant individuals.”
The health department urges residents to continue following federal, state, and local guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.