Meigs County Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) — The first positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Meigs County.

The Meigs County Health Department announced the case in a release on Facebook Tuesday, April 7.

The patient is a male in the 50 to 59 year-old age range, according to the health department.

Health department officials ask the public to refrain from calling them for questions regarding this case while they complete a disease investigation and notify relevant individuals.

People identified as contacts of the case will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed 4,782 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 7 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