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Infection Growth Rate Increases

15 Mar , 2020  

The information shared by medical professionals concerning the current pandemic has emphasized that the infection rate for the COVID-19/Coronavirus, as with past virus outbreaks, will grow expontentially.

At 2:00 PM on Saturday, that proved to be the case when the most recent infection numbers were released on the Ohio Department of Health’s special COVID-19 webpage. After successive days when the number of confirmed cases rose from 3, to 4, to 5, and to 13 on Friday, today’s figure stood at 26.

According to the site, these 26 individuals are in 8 Ohio counties:

  • Belmont County — 2
  • Butler County — 4
  • Cuyahoga County — 11
  • Franklin County — 1
  • Lorain County — 1
  • Stark County — 3
  • Summit County — 2
  • Trumbull County — 2

Richland Public Health has not reported any official numbers for Persons Under Investigation (“PUI”), another statistic monitored by the Ohio Department of Health. As noted in our story yesterday, the City of Galion Health Department has stated that there are two PUIs in that community. A Person Under Investigation is someone who has been tested for COVID-19 and whose laboratory results are pending. PUIs have exhibited symptoms of respiratory illness and, within 14 days of symptoms starting, etiher traveled to an area with active COVID-19 transmission or been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.

Additional updates, cancellations, and changes to area business, local governments, and churches are being noted this evening on our COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page.

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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