Ross County recorded its 12th case of COVID-19 on Friday.
The Ross County Health District said in a Friday, April 10th press release there have so far been 152 Ross County residents tested for the virus, which includes the 12 confirmed cases, 88 negative returns, and 52 tests still pending.
Those confirmed to have the virus in Ross County range in ages from 23 to 75 with nine male patients and three females.
To the north in Pickaway County there are now a total of 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
24 of Pickaway County's positive cases come from inmates. There are also 17 tests in the County still pending with 41 tests confirmed negative. So far, ten of the County’s positive patients have recovered
Zero new cases of COVID-19 were recorded this week in Highland County.
In his Friday, April 10th update, Highland Emergency Operations Public Information Officer Branden Jackman said the Emergency Operations Center is now only tracking five cases, as one of the county’s confirmed cases has officially recovered from the virus.
Ohio health officials are changing the way they count the cases COVID-19. Per CDC guidelines, "probable" cases will now be included in the official figures.
Including those numbers would bring the number of cases in the state to 5,878 as of Friday, April 10th and put the death toll at 231.
Speaking during Friday afternoon's briefing, Governor Mike DeWine said the new guidelines will help the state's health department better track the disease.