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Health Dept. reports 16th COVID death

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Thursday, Wyandot County Public Health reported the 16th COVID-related death in Wyandot County.

Friday, Wyandot County Public Health reported 164 active cases in Wyandot County. The cumulative case count since March is 620 and includes 533 lab-confirmed cases, 75 probable cases and 12 additional probable cases based on positive antibody tests.

There are currently seven patients hospitalized. A total of 47 hospitalizations have occurred. There have been 16 deaths and 440 recoveries.

Wyandot County currently is at a level two (orange) on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. At level two, there is increased exposure and spread and county residents are asked to exercise a high degree of caution.

Continue to practice social distancing, to wear face coverings in public, to clean and disinfect regularly, to monitor health daily and to wash hands frequently.

Friday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 335,423 confirmed and probable cases, 23,958 hospitalizations and 5,955 deaths in Ohio.

For additional statewide case information, download the COVID Summary data spreadsheet at coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/COVIDSummaryData.csv.

The Ohio Department of Health has created a dashboard which provides both local and regional data at coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/dashboard.

Antibody testing currently is available to the public. As Wyandot County Public Health receives the results of these tests, it will be reported using specific criteria. If the patient received a positive antibody test and had been in close contact with a lab-confirmed case, linked to a community outbreak or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, the case will be labeled as probable. A positive antibody test result meeting none of these conditions will be considered a suspected case.

For more information on antibody tests, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html.


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