Meigs COVID-19 Update: Third Related Death, Up to 36 Active Cases

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Health Department is announcing another death related to COVID-19 along with additional cases in the August 27, 2020 COVID-19 update.

Unfortunately, the health department states there is a third COVID-19 related death. According to the statement, “The Meigs County Health Department would like to express our sympathy to the family of this individual. Today the Meigs County Health Department is also reporting six recovered cases of COVID-19 bringing the total recovered cases to 73.”

The Meigs County Health Department is reporting four additional confirmed cases and two probable cases of COVID-19 in Meigs County. Four of today’s cases are associated with the outbreak at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center. These cases of COVID-19 bring Meigs County to 36 active cases, and 112 total cases (94 Confirmed, 18 Probable) since April.

Today’s cases:

  • Confirmed case, male in the 80 to 89-year-old age range, who is hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 90 to 99-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 70 to 79-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 90 to 99-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Probable case, male in the less than 1 to 9-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Probable case, female in the 10 to 19-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized. 

Residents are asked to refrain from calling the Health Department for questions regarding these cases while they complete 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.