2nd positive case of COVID-19 in Warren County

Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 16:20:01-04

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A woman in her 50s is the second person to test positive for coronavirus/COVID-19 in Warren County, officials announced Friday.

Warren County Health District officials said the woman is currently in isolation at home.

A man in his 40s also tested positive Thursday, and he is in isolation at home. WCHD will not release any other identifying information about either individual.

WCHD officials said they will be monitoring the patients during isolation.

“Preventing the spread of diseases is the cornerstone of public health, and it is what we do every day," said Health Commissioner Duane Stanbury in a news release. "We investigate communicable diseases on a daily basis to protect the health of our Warren County residents."

WCHD is also working to identify "close contacts" of the two individuals, "all of whom will be advised to self-quarantine." Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, medical providers, and others, officials said.