Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This is from Allen County Public Health:

First Positive Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Allen County
Allen County Public Health (ACPH) has identified the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Allen County residents. ACPH received notification this afternoon of positive results for two individuals that reside in Allen County. “We have been preparing for our first cases since we have known that community spread in Ohio was identified. We are prepared to work closely with our local healthcare partners and the Ohio Department of Health to move forward with the response to COVID-19,” said Kathy Luhn, Health Commissioner. Allen County Health Department will hold a news conference today at 5:45 pm. Lima City Mayor David Berger will be in attendance, and ACPH will share a statement from Allen County EMA.

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Location: Allen County Public Health, 219 E. Market St., Lima OH 45801

ACPH continues to urge individuals to consult with their providers if they develop symptoms such as fever or respiratory symptoms. Individuals may also call the joint COVID-19 screening line at 419-226-9000, or the Blanchard Valley Health System Triage Line at 419-423-7890. Providers are urged to report any suspected cases of COVID-19 to the Health Department immediately.

The community should continue to follow the Ohio Stay at Home Order and practice the following:
• Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who 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.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• If you have underlying health conditions or are an older adult, avoid large gatherings.
• Trust only reliable sources of information, such the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health and Allen County Public Health
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