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Boyd County has 12 COVID-19 cases, Greenup has 1

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 10 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Tri-State.

On Tuesday, the Boyd County Emergency Operations Center reported there were three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Boyd County. On Wednesday afternoon, five more were reported, bringing the total confirmed cases in Boyd County to 12.

The eight new cases include a 30-year-old female, a 70-year-old male, 66-year-old male, a 59-year-old female, a 52-year-old male, a 55-year-old female, a 29-year-old male and a 43-year-old male.

All individuals are isolating at home and are compliant with all public recommendations and the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is monitoring the cases.

On Wednesday morning, the Greenup County Health Department announced that it had its first positive case of COVID-19, a 27-year-old female. Greenup County Health Director Chris Crum said she is self-isolating at home.

The Gallia County Health Department confirmed its second case of COVID-19. They did not release any information about the infected person, other than they were not being treated at Holzer Health System.

The health department reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 20. The person died on March 24.

Public health departments do not release any other information such as the person’s name, location or travels to protect the privacy of the individual in their time of illness. Anyone who has come in contact with an infected person will be notified by the health department.

All health departments are reminding people to maintain a social distance of six feet, wash hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds and stay home if feeling sick, among other basic hygiene efforts.

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.