Ohio Department Of Health Investigating Potential Coronavirus Case

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Ohio is still at low risk of Coronavirus and no cases have been confirmed. [Ohio Department of Health]
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Health officials are monitoring another possible case of coronavirus in Ohio.

Samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health announced Wednesday.

The patient is not in Cuyahoga County, according to a county board of health spokesperson. But ODH did not provide a location of the case or any details about the person being tested and monitored by state and local agencies.

“We are committed to ensuring they receive proper, compassionate care and to preventing any possible spread of infectious disease,” said ODH Director Amy Acton.

Ohio is still at low risk and no cases have been confirmed, the release said.

“Ohioans are known for treating one another, as well as visitors, with acceptance, respect, and understanding,” Acton said. “Whether someone is ill or well, a traveler or not, they deserve to be afforded the same kindness.”

ODH is also implementing a new process for communicating information about the virus. The department will update its website every Tuesday and Thursday with counts of confirmed and potential cases in the state.

Local health districts will be notified when test results are received, and the status of those tests will also included on the website.

Two Miami University students tested negative for the virus over the weekend.

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