Eleven cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Fayette County as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Fayette County Public Health (FCPH), and there is one probable case.
A probable case is reported when an individual meets certain symptom criteria as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but has not been tested.
Currently, no individuals in Fayette County are hospitalized, according to FCPH, and three have recovered (please note, the number of confirmed cases is cumulative so that number will include recovered cases).
The age range of cases is 20-65 years old.
FCPH is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to conduct contact training to determine if any of the close contacts of these individuals are sick. All of these close contacts are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you are not contacted by FCPH, you did not have close, extended contact with the cases.
FCPH is reminding the public to stay home as it remains critically important to follow the stay at home order. The Ohio Department of Health and the CDC expect the number of cases nationwide to increase. Due to the limited availability of testing, many who have symptoms of COVID-19 will be treated but may not be reflected in the number of confirmed or probable cases.
Please continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases:
—Practice Social Distancing
—Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
—Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
—Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
—Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
—Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
—Clean and disinfect “High-Touch” surfaces often
—Call before visiting your doctor
—Practice good hygiene habits
FCPH will provide updates on social media daily at 1:30 p.m. For more information please visit the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) dashboard, which is updated at 2 p.m. daily and can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.