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Surge in COVID-19 cases in Medina County traced to parties, weddings and out-of-state travel

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 12:34:16-04

MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina County Health Department is advising residents to wear masks and to practice social distancing following a surge of COVID-19 cases.

According to health officials, Medina County saw 74 cases during the 7-day period of July 6 to 13, which is the highest number of cases for a 7-day time period since the pandemic began.

Officials say that the positives cases did not come from congregate living areas such as nursing home or from testing events. The new cases have been traced to graduation parties, weddings, other group gatherings and out-of-state travel.

The health department asks residents to practice social distancing, wear a mask, avoid groups of 10 or more and wash your hands.

Health officials said that while residents are probably tired of hearing about washing your hands to help stop the spread of coronavirus, each thing you do creates a layer of protection that when combined, goes a long way in helping keep you, your family and the community healthy.

When it comes to schools, health officials say districts “are all grappling with how to incorporate as many layers as possible into each environment. This won’t be easy, and it won’t be perfect. Every district will make those tough individual choices for their schools, and parents will in turn make those choices for their own families.”

The health department asks residents to act with the entire community’s well-being in mind.

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