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Meigs County reports 11th COVID-19 death, one possible COVID-19 case in an elementary school

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) — The Meigs County Health Department has reported one additional death related to COVID-19, pushing the county’s total to 11.

County health officials say the individual was between the ages of 70 and 79 but released no further information.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 29, Meigs County has a total of 181 cases, with 153 confirmed cases, 28 probable, 14 active cases and 156 recoveries.

At the same time he Meigs County Health Department, along with the Eastern Local School District, has confirmed a possible positive COVID-19 case at Eastern Elementary School. The health department says it’s a “possible” positive case or that the individual came into close contact with a confirmed case. Officials declined to say whether the individual is a student or staff member. Meigs County health officials say they are working with the school district and are assisting with contact tracing and are following CDC and state protocols.

At this time, county health officials say the individual had minimal close contact with other individuals at the school.

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