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Meigs County reports seventh death due to COVID-19

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MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The Meigs County Health Department is reporting 1 additional confirmed COVID-19 case in Meigs County. Today’s case of COVID-19 brings Meigs County to 30 active cases, and 165 total cases since April.

Today’s confirmed case is a female in the 20 to 29-year-old age range, who is not hospitalized.

The Meigs County Health Department is asking residents to refrain from calling the Health Department for questions regarding cases while they complete their 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 is announcing the seventh death associated with COVID-19, in the 80 to 89-year-old age range. The Meigs County Health Department would like to give our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this individuals.

Three additional hospitalizations are also being released today which includes one individual in the 60 to 69-year-old age range and two individuals in the 90 to 99-year-old age range. 15 additional individuals have been reported as recovered today bringing the total recovered cases to 128.

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

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