Health officials: COVID-19 outbreak linked to July 4 party in Dover, Ohio

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 16:04:43-04

DOVER, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County Health Department confirmed on Tuesday that it is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak that was traced to a Fourth of July event in Dover.

According to the health department, the event was comprised of teenagers and school-aged children, but not limited to any single specific school district.

Health department officials said they are having a hard time with contact tracing because of “lack of cooperation from some of the confirmed cases.”

Officials ask that parents or anyone who was at the event and is experiencing coronavirus symptoms to call the health department at 330-343-555, extension 126 or extension 187.

Anyone who wants to be tested can make an appointment by calling 330-343-555, extension 143.

As of Tuesday, Tuscarawas county has 628 cases of COVID-19. Eleven people in the county have died from the virus, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

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