Meigs COVID-19 Update: Cases on the Rise

POMEROY, Ohio – On November 6, Meigs County had one additional COVID case, but on November 5, the Meigs County Health Department is reporting six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Meigs County. Several cases were reported as recovered as well bringing the current cases of COVID-19 in Meigs County to 42 active cases, and 276 total cases (235 Confirmed, 41 Probable) since April.

November 6 Case Reported:

  • Confirmed case, female in the 70 to 79-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.

The health department has seen an increase in cases over the past week and urges residents to continue following federal, state, and local guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including practicing social distancing, handwashing and wearing a face covering. “We would also like to also remind businesses that the state issued orders are still in effect and need to be followed to reduce the rise in community spread we are currently seeing,” according to a statement from the health department.

Novemeber 5 Cases Reported:

  • Confirmed case, female in the 50 to 59-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, male in the 50 to 59-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.
  • Confirmed case, male in the 30 to 39-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.

The Meigs County Health Department is also releasing that 11 cases of COVID-19 are now recovered. This brings the total number of recovered cases in Meigs County to 223. 

The health department requests residents refrain from calling the Meigs County 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 these cases will be advised to self-quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.

For more information on COVID-19 in Meigs County visit www.meigs-health.com/covid-19.

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