First positive case of COVID-19 in Warren County

Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 18:01:18-04

Editor’s note: With our coronavirus coverage, our goal is not to alarm you but to equip you with the information you need. We will try to keep things in context and focus on helping you make decisions. See a list of resources and frequently asked questions here.

A man in his 40s has tested positive for COVID-19 in Warren County, health officials announced Thursday.

The man is currently in isolation at home. Warren County Health District officials are not releasing any other identifying information about the man.

WCHD officials said they will be monitoring the patient during his isolation.

"We will be in daily contact with him and as needed with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health," officials said in a news release. "We are taking every precaution to stop the spread of this virus."

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