The Ross County Health District is reporting that there are now 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ross County residents. The reported cases are for Ross County residents only.
Not all confirmed cases were tested at Adena Health System and Adena may have additional confirmed cases that are not Ross County residents as they serve a multi-county region. At the time of this release, there have been 215 Ross County residents tested, 25 confirmed positive, 175 negative, and 15 suspected (waiting on test results).
Those confirmed with COVID-25 range in ages 23-76. There are 16 males and 9 females.
Chillicothe Correctional Institution did confirm an individual who tested positive yesterday (Wednesday), according to Department of Rehabilitation & Correction spokesperson JoEllen Smith.
The Health District’s infectious disease staff continue following established contact tracing guidelines and will contact anyone these individuals have been in close contact with. It has been confirmed there is community spread in Ross County.
Ross County Health Commissioner and Medical Director Dr. Christopher Brown and Director of Nursing Michelle Long will be live with City of Chillicothe Mayor Feeney Friday, April 17th at 9:30am to update the public and take questions.
The Health District reminds the public to do your part and stay home. If you need assistance during this stay at home order, residents can call 2- 1-1 or visit www.211oh.org to find local resources and services in Ross County.