Last week, the Adams County Health Department confirmed two COVID-19 cases in Adams County.
On Friday, the first COVID-19 was confirmed. “The patient is a 50-year-old male who works out of the area and is now home recovering, read a statement from the Adams County Health Department. “For the patient’s privacy, we will not be releasing any more information. We will follow this case very closely and notify any potential contacts.”
On Saturday, the second COVID-19 case was confirmed. According to the health department, the patient is a 43-year old male who is recovering at home.
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.
“The only thing worse than getting the coronavirus yourself is to give it to your family, your neighbors, your friends or others. Stay away from others if you can. If we all do what we are supposed to do we can protect our family, our friends, our neighbors and others,” said Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers. “There are 27,878,400 square ft. in a square mile. There are 583 square miles in Adams County, Ohio. It shouldn’t be that hard to stay 6ft. away from each other.”
As of Sunday, there are 4,043 confirmed cases and 119 deaths in Ohio. Brown County has three reported cases and 1 death, Highland County has 4 confirmed cases, and Scioto County has none.
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.