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3 healthcare workers, 20 residents directly exposed to COVID-19 at Tuscarawas Co. care facility

All being closely monitored
Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 17:20:31-04

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio — Three healthcare workers and around 20 residents of a long-term care facility in Tuscarawas County came into direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case, according to the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

The positive COVID-19 case was a resident of another county who came into direct contact with the healthcare workers and residents, who were notified Friday.

Family of the residents at the facility has been notified as well, according to the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

County officials are working to closely monitor those who were in direct contact.

The Tuscarawas County Health Department reiterated that there is still only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

“This invader, this virus, continues to infiltrate throughout our state,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said of the current COVID-19 situation in Ohio. “Community spread at this point is widespread.”

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