Guernsey County Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (WOUB) — Guernsey County has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

The Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department said in a release it was notified about the case on Wednesday, April 1.

The patient is a woman in her 30’s and was a contact of another positive case in another county. She is in self isolation at home, according to the health department, and is “recovering well.”

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed 2,902 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April at 2 p.m.

The DOH makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. More information is available at