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Posted on: March 18, 2020

The Medina County Health Department Press Release

Medina County Health Department

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and several neighboring counties have had confirmed cases in the past few days, please continue to be diligent in your behaviors and precautions. The Medina County Health Department has released a statement that a Medina County resident is being hospitalized with Medina County’s first confirmed case. From the press release:

The Medina County individual is in their late 60’s and is currently hospitalized. The Ohio Department of Health website will be updated at 2 PM today with the total number of Ohio cases. Medina will be included in these numbers. 

“With cases already in Northeast Ohio, it is not surprising to have a confirmed case in Medina County. Future cases are anticipated. I need to assure you that public health is using all our available resources to reduce the impact of this disease,” said Krista Wasowski, Health Commissioner. “While the situation is concerning, it is important for all citizens to understand what steps they can take to reduce the spread of illness”. 

The majority of people with COVID-19 will experience mild or moderate symptoms. Testing is not necessary and self-care is recommended. Tylenol or acetaminophen can be used for fever and cough medicine for coughs.

Please see the press release below with additional details:

Medina County Health Department Release

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