Last week, the Adams County Health Department announced the third COVID-19 case in Adams County.
The latest case involves a female between the age of 60-69. No other information has been released at this time.
According to the Adams County Health Department, the other cases involve a 50-year-old male and a 43-year-old male.
In most cases, COVID-19 causes mild symptoms of fever, cough, and body aches. Some experience shortness of breath. Many have no symptoms at all. Older adults and those with chronic health problems are at greater risk of developing severe illness which can require hospitalization. People who are ill and are concerned that they may have the coronavirus infection are urged to call before visiting their primary care provider, urgent care, or hospital emergency department.
The best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus-2019 throughout the community is to follow the instructions outlined in the Stay at Home order issued by the director of the Ohio Department of Health. Limiting travel to that which is essential, avoiding large groups of people, and maintaining proper social distances when around others reduces the opportunity for the virus to spread.
As of Sunday, there are 6,187 confirmed cases and 242 deaths in Ohio.
Brown County has 6 reported cases and 1 death, Highland County has 6 confirmed cases, and Scioto County has 4.
In the United States, there are 549,131 confirmed cases, 32,334 individuals have recovered, and 21,656 deaths have been reported.
Worldwide, there are 1,833,685 reported cases, 420,917 individuals have recovered, and 113,296 deaths have been reported.
The Adams County Health Department in partnership with Adams County Regional Medical Center, Ohio Valley Local School District, and the Adams County Sheriff Department will be staffing an information call center Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. for questions regarding COVID-19. To contact the Adams County Coronavirus Information Call Center, please call 937-310-2070.