1st confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clermont County

Posted at 6:43 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:43:13-04

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A woman in her 60s is the first person to test positive for coronavirus/COVID-19 in Clermont County, health officials announced Friday.

The woman is not hospitalized and has not had any recent travel history or known exposure to a confirmed case, Clermont County Public Health officials stated in a news release.

"Following protocol set by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), our nursing staff has been in contact with the individual since we were notified of the positive test result,” said CCPH Commissioner Julianne Nesbit in the release.

CCPH officials are working with the individual to identify people she has come in contact with. They are advising those individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days.

“We have been preparing for this for several weeks and have been working closely with our county Emergency Management Agency and ODH to make sure we have all the resources we need,” Nesbit said.