Pickaway Leads Local Small Counties in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases


One week prior to the scheduled end to the Ohio Stay At Home order, the state reports having 15,169 total cases with 3,053 hospitalizations and 690 total deaths- 649 confirmed. This as of 2pm Friday, April 24th.

Pickaway has 1,659 confirmed cases, with 9 deaths and 2 probable cases that led to deaths. The overwhelming number of confirmed cases and deaths have been among the state prison population in Pickaway County.

Ross County has 35 confirmed cases, with one death. 304 cases are being investigated by the Ross County Health District. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections noted Chillicothe Correctional Institution now has four inmates in isolation and three testing positive for COVID-19.

The Pike County General Health District is reporting a probable case of COVID-19 in a Pike County resident, pushing their number to three people. Fayette County stands at 13 confirmed cases.

Highland has 10 total cases county-wide. Of those 10 cases, 6 are what are considered recovered and no longer being monitored by the health department. Four are still actively infected with one currently hospitalized out of the county. Three are resting at home and being checked on daily by the staff of the Highland County Health Department. Of the 4 active cases, 2 are lab confirmed positives and 2 probable cases based on the new CDC definition.

Elsewhere among area counties: Hocking 6, Jackson 4, Scioto 6 and Vinton County still has no confirmed COVID-19 cases.


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