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Warren County Health District overwhelmed by rising COVID-19 cases

Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 13:43:26-05

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio — The Warren County Health District (WCHD) announced it has hired additional contact tracers and teamed up with local universities to deal with an overwhelming number of rising COVID-19 cases in the county.

WCHD said they will be sending a letter to those who are not available by phone informing them of their positive result for COVID-19, as well as information on isolation procedures and quarantine instructions for any household contacts. WCHD will ask those who test positive to call those they may have come in contact with during their contagious period.

As of Friday, WCHD is averaging 110 new daily cases, with a recent peak of 175 cases reported in one day. There has been a 72% increase in the average daily cases since November 1 and a 440% increase in reported cases since October 1. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Southwest Ohio have increased by 67% over the last two weeks, and ICU admittance is up 50%.