Meigs Notes Latest COVID-19 Cases

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Health Department is reporting three additional confirmed cases and two probable case of COVID-19 in Meigs County. Today’s cases of COVID-19 bring Meigs County to 38 total cases (29 Confirmed, 9 Probable) since April. 

Two of today’s cases are associated with Overbrook Rehabilitation Center. Overbrook has released statement via Facebook outlining their response to these cases which goes beyond local, state, and federal guidance. The Meigs County Health Department will continue to support Overbrook with guidance, supplies and any other assistance needed as they handle these cases, according to a statement from the health department.

Overbrook Rehabilitation Center released the following statement on August 5, 2020, “All Overbrook employees participated in mandatory Covid testing on 7/22/20. We have received most of the results, with 3 employees testing positive for the virus. These employees have been asymptotic and are beyond the quarantine period. Therefore, there are zero active cases at Overbrook at this time. Per mandate from the ODH, employees of nursing homes will be tested every other week during the state of emergency. We will continue to do active screening of all employees prior to the start of each shift and will continue to monitor residents for changes in condition. We will keep you informed of the status of our facility. As always, thank you for your continued love and support!”

That statement was then followed by Overbrook with new information today, “Overbrook is reporting 1 active employee COVID infection and 1 active resident COVID infection. The employee is not working during the quarantine period and the resident is hospitalized. We are conducting resident and staff testing today of those potentially exposed. We have implemented full PPE and a 14-day quarantine for the affected unit. We will continue to take all recommended precautions to manage spread of the virus. Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward with outdoor visitation at this time. We will continue to provide updates regarding the status of our facility. Thank you for your continued support.

Outlined below are todays cases:

  • The first confirmed case is a male in the 30 to 39-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized. 
  • The second confirmed case is a female in the 60 to 69-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized. 
  • The third confirmed case is a female in the 80 to 89-year-old age range, who is hospitalized.
  • The first probable case is a female in the 50 to 59-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized. 
  • The second probable case is a female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.

“We ask residents to please refrain from calling the Health Department for questions regarding these cases while we complete our disease investigations and notify relevant individuals. The cases and individuals identified as contacts of the cases will be advised to self-quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance,” the health department statement read.

The health department urges residents to continue following federal, state, and local guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.