Second COVID-19 case confirmed at a Summit County long-term care facility

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:06:29-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Summit County Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at a second long-term care facility in Summit County on Monday.

The residents’ families and staff are in the process of being notified of the exposure and are taking appropriate measures, the release states.

The Ohio Department of Health is working closely with local officials to monitor residents at the facility.

“Because there is known widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Summit County and reduced testing capabilities. I ask all Summit County residents to take the current situation seriously and remain at home, and limit non-essential outings,” Summit County Public Health said in a news release.

Health officials did not identify the name of the facility where a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, a resident of Ohio Living Rockynol, a senior living community on West Market Street, tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently hospitalized in critical condition, according to SCPH.

RELATED: Akron senior living community resident tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalized

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