Wayne County reports first confirmed COVID-19 case
DGKN staff report
WOOSTER The Wayne County Health Department has received notice of a confirmed COVID-19 case, according to a news release.
The Wayne County individual is in his or her mid-40s and is not hospitalized, the news release states.
The Health Department is not providing information about where in Wayne County the individual resides.
The Ohio Department of Health website will be updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the total number of Ohio cases, according to the news release. Wayne County will be included in these numbers.
The majority of people with COVID-19 will experience mild or moderate symptoms. Testing is not necessary and self-care is recommended. Tylenol or acetaminophen can be used for fever and cough medicine for coughs.
As a reminder, the health department does not conduct COVID-19 testing. Testing of the general public is not recommended and is based on a number of clinical guidelines.
The health department’s goal is to minimize the spread of this virus. The following guidelines are recommended:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
Stay home when you are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Wayne-health.org or coronavirus.ohio.gov or wcjic.org has the latest information as well as the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Health
For questions from the general public related to COVID-19 call the Ohio Department of Health Call Center – 1-833-4-ASK-ODH, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week or locally at the WHIRE Call Center 330-263-6363 Monday
– Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.