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Hancock County confirms 4th COVID-19 case

County leaders will begin providing updates on the virus every Monday and Thursday on social media.
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FINDLAY, Ohio — Hancock County Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi announced the county's fourth case of coronavirus on Monday.

At this time, no details about the patient have been released.

Baroudi stated in a press release that county leaders would begin to hold briefings every Monday and Thursday on social media to update the public on the state of Hancock County and update its confirmed case count. 

To check out the Hancock County Health Department Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

Unfortunately, we were notified of 2 more positive COVID-19 cases in... Hancock County today. Bringing our total number to 3. By law we cannot provide additional information at this time. Residents of Hancock County, we HAVE to take this seriously. We have an older population of people.

In a YouTube video, Baroudi asked Hancock County residents to turn their porch lights on on April 2 in support of health care workers as they fight the virus in our communities. 

The county announced its first COVID-19 case a little more than a week ago on Sunday, March 22. 

That patient is a 21-year-old female Hancock County resident. 

“This is what we have been expecting since evidence of community spread has existed in Ohio. We do expect to see more positive cases to appear in the coming days and weeks in Hancock County. We have been in daily communication with Blanchard Valley Health System and local government leaders to ensure that we are prepared. In order to avoid overwhelming our health care system by slowing the spread of infection, we want to stress at this time the importance of all of us adhering to the governor’s orders as well as continuing to practice the precautions that have been shared regularly by the governor’s office,” Hancock Public Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi said. 

For more information on coronavirus in Hancock County, call 419-425-9999. You are asked to call 419-423-7890 if you're experiencing three of the following four symptoms: 

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater 

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