Noble County Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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NOBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Noble County Health Department has been notified of the first positive confirmed laboratory test of COVID-19 in the county.

The health department said in a release Wednesday, April 8 that they received news of the positive case and that the patient was quarantined at home.

The patient is a woman in her 70, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

“This confirms what we have already know, COVID-19 is here,” Noble County Health Commissioner Shawn Ray said. “It is essential that we follow the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s orders, this means stay at home. The changes we make now will save lives.”

The Noble County Health Department contacted the individuals who have been in close personal contact with the patient and are assessing their situations.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed 5,512 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9 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