The Washington County Health Department announced on Wednesday, September 16, that nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
The residents include one female and two males ages 16-19; one female in her 20s; two males in their 30s; one male in his 50s; one female in her 60s; and one male in his 80s.
The county case count:
149 released from isolation
3 active hospitalized
10 total hospitalizations
The health department said there have been 59 cases reported since September 1. Continue to be cautious in your actions to reduce the spread. While illness may be mild in most, some will have severe symptoms, and we are still learning about long-term effects the virus has on people.
Protect your family and friends moving forward by following recommendations (cover your cough, wash your hands, keep your distance, stay home if you are not feeling well, wear a face covering) to the best of your ability.
Staff are working as quickly as possible with information as it is received. Each case can take 4-6 hours to investigate and make contacts. 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 more than 15 minutes), QUARANTINE at home. If you do not hear from the health department staff within 36 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.