(Posted March 25, 2020)
Madison County Public Health (MCPH) announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on March 25. The latest cases are a 75-year-old and a 76-year-old. Both individuals are Madison County residents.
Out of respect for the patients’ privacy, no additional identifying information is being released. MCPH will monitor the patients during their isolation period. MCPH will be in daily contact with the individuals and with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). MCPH is identifying close contacts of the confirmed cases, all of whom will be advised to self-quarantine.
Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, medical providers and others. If you have not been contacted by health department staff, you are not considered a close contact and your risk of community spread from these individuals remains low. Experts from MCPH, ODH, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expect the number of cases nationwide to continue to increase. To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Madison County and across Ohio, it is absolutely critical that people stay at home as much as possible. COVID-19 cannot spread to people it cannot reach.
Anyone who believes they have symptoms or has come in close extended contact with a positive COVID-19 case should call their doctor first. People with mild illness are encouraged to stay home and care for themselves. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever and cough. If you start experiencing severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should seek emergency care.
MCPH will continue to provide accurate local data on their website at covid.madisonph.org and on social media (@madisoncountyPH).
Direct questions about COVID-19 to Madison County Public Health at (740) 852-3065 or email@example.com. Or call ODH COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-427-5634.