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Pickaway County Covid Cases Spike in Two Weeks Time, More Testing Offered, and Social Interaction Blamed


PICKAWAY – Pickaway County Cases have spiked to higher numbers than ever reported in the county, social interactions and more testing could be to blame.

On June 22 Pickaway County reported only 7 cases in the county this number was average over the entire month of June, but two weeks later on July 6, 2020 Pickaway county sits at 58 active cases and 6 people hospitalized. This is the highest number of active cases outside of the Pickaway Correction facilities that Pickaway has seen. According to Pickaway Health this is for two reasons, more interactions with people and more testing.

According to Susan Foster Director of Clinical Services Pickaway County Public Health, “We have seen a rise in cases. This is not only due to the expanded testing but due to the reopening of businesses, recreation, restaurants, bars, etc. I do not have exact numbers on the age ranges, but we are seeing an uptick in cases of children (18 and under).

What we can tell the residents of the county is that it is highly recommended to wear a mask in public, to maintain social distancing, to wash or sanitize their hands, to use sneeze and cough etiquette, and to stay home when you are ill.”

On July 2, 2020 Pickaway County Health offered a free testing facility for anyone that wanted to get tested for COVID-19. The testing during that time was heavy.

As of 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, July 6, 2020 there are a total of 54,232 COVID-19 cases in Ohio and 2,677 deaths. Currently there are 2,201 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Pickaway County, 2,013 being inmates, leaving 188 local residents who have tested positive. There are 58 active local resident cases with 6 hospitalized. There are a total of 41 deaths, 37 being inmates. Four local people have died from COVID-19, and 126 people have fully recovered from the virus.

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