Five COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting, 10 Considered Currently Active

The Washington County Health Department is reporting five new cases of COVID-19, the organization said on Wednesday, September 2.

The residents include a male in his late teens, a female in her late teens, a female in her 20s and two females in their 30s.

Additional cases have been released from isolation orders and are now able to resume normal activities.

Case count:  121

  • Active: 10
  • Released from isolation: 111
  • Active hospitalized: 0                          Total hospitalized: 6
  • Deaths:1

Environmental Health Director Will Summers said: “I regret to add an additional 5 cases today.  These were mostly “young-people” experiencing this today. Despite our best efforts, the epidemic still exists.  I know you will continue to do your part in preventing the spread of the current epidemic. We know this is not easy for everyone at this time.  Please trust that your health department is here to help in any way we can. Thank you for doing all you can to prevent further spread.”

 More Information From The Health Department

Staff is working as quickly as possible with information as it is received.  We ask for your patience during this time.  If you have been notified you have tested positive, ISOLATE yourself at home and away from others.  If you are identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes), QUARANTINE at home. If you do not hear from the health department staff within 24 hours, please call.

WATCH FOR THESE SYMPTOMS: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you start with symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.

CONTINUE TO USE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.  EVERYONE’S ACTIONS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE.

 

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