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OCH reports no confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

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HARTFORD, Ky. — Ohio County Healthcare is reporting there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County, but there have been several tested.

Wednesday, 11 people went through Phase I at the OCH Screening Center. Six of the 11 met the criteria for Phase II screening and three requests were submitted to the Kentucky Department of Health for COVID-19 testing.

Several screening center patients tested positive for flu, strep and RSV. Those patients were provided follow-up care from OCH providers via Virtual Visits. OCH is committed to providing safe ways to receive care while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Call your provider’s office to schedule a virtual visit.

Overall, OCH has currently tested 10 patients with 8 results pending. Again, there are no confirmed cases in Ohio County. The screening center will remain open until 7 p.m.

“The case number in Kentucky has risen to 198, with 35 additional cases identified in the past 24 hours. Community spread is active and headed our way. We are prepared for the invasion and will stand tall in our efforts. Stay safe, wash your hands, stay away from crowds and sick people, don’t come to work when you are sick, keep up the good work,” said Chris Freels, OCH’s Director of Quality & Infection Preventionist.

Call the 24/7 Hotline or visit the drive-thru Screening Center if you are experiencing cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If severe symptoms, go to the Ohio County Hospital ER which is staffed by a physician 24/7.

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