(Dover, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Health Department (TCHD) is confirming a second positive case of COVID-19 in a resident of Tuscarawas County.
TCHD is working quickly to identify and directly notify any persons who are close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19. The positive case is a 41-year-old male who is recovering well at his home.
“This new case is a person who was a known contact with our county’s other confirmed case,” explained Katie Seward, Tuscarawas County Health Commissioner. “We will not release any demographic information relating to this new case. We want to protect the privacy of the individual during this time of illness, and we will contact anyone who needs to know or take action.”
The Tuscarawas County Health Department, along with the New Philadelphia City Health Department, our hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners have been actively responding to cases of COVID-19 in our community.
“The news of a second COVID-19 case in our county is not a surprise. We have been planning and preparing to respond to cases when they occur. We have community interventions in place that are designed to slow transmission in our community while lessening the impact. Our investigation is ongoing. Our main goal is to isolate those who are ill, identify close contacts and monitor for illness.”
This is a rapidly evolving situation. Information is being shared as it becomes available on the TCHD Facebook page and on the following websites: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus , http://www.coronavirus.ohio.gov , http://www.tchdnow.org. People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, 7 days a week from 9AM – 8PM at: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).