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COVID-19 Update: 36 People Positive in Ohio and 350 Under Investigation


OHIO – The numbers are growing quickly but that may not be exactly what is happening. Dewine said in a press conference on Saturday that many of the hospitals in Ohio are finally coming online with testing and that would show a slight spike in confirmed cases as he believes that there are more cases not confirmed walking around in Ohio.

There are 350 people currently under investagtion, and 139 people who have had negative tests.

Franklin County is up to three confirmed cases up from one yesterday the two new cases are not in the City of Columbus. Officials said that the two people are 52 and 35 years old, and are working to identify people that they have been in contact with to isolate them.

Cases are in these counties in Ohio

Belmont – 2
Butler – 6
Cuyahoga – 14
Franklin – 3
Lorain – 2
Lucas – 1
Medina – 1
Stark – 2
Summit – 2
Trumbull – 2
Tuscarawas – 1

“This first cases of COVID-19 in our health jurisdiction, though not a surprise are, however, a reminder for our residents to continue taking the necessary precautions to protect the health of themselves and their families,” said Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola. “This is an ever-evolving situation and we will continue to notify the public as things change.”

“Franklin County Public Health is working across its health jurisdiction with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, 14 cities, 17 townships, 10 villages, 13 school districts, and dozens of healthcare, social services and other partners to prevent and contain the spread of the virus,”

Anyone who believes they have been exposed to an infected persons should contact a doctor or urgent care facility.