Meigs Reports Two COVID-19 Related Deaths, More Cases

Meigs Reports Two COVID-19 Related Deaths, More Cases

Covid Case Update for Aug. 12, 2020

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Health Department is reporting two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one probable case in Meigs County. Today’s case of COVID-19 brings Meigs County to 28 active cases, and 59 total cases (46 Confirmed, 13 Probable) since April. The health department is also reporting two deaths.

Today’s Cases:

  • Confirmed case, female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized, this case was a previous probable case who received a positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Confirmed case, male in the 10 to 19-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Probable case, male in the 40 to 49-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.

Unfortunately, the Meigs County Health Department is reporting the deaths of two COVID-19 confirmed cases. The first deceased individual was a male in the 80 to 89-year old age range. The second deceased individual was a female in the 70 to 79-year old age range. In a statement from the health department, “The Meigs County Health Department sends our sincere condolences to the families of these two individuals.”

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

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