Testing Events Held: Free COVID-19 testing began last week here in Union County in partnership with our local community health center, Lower Lights Christian Health Center. 31 individuals came through for testing during the first two testing dates. Drive thru testing continues on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Quick and easy registration is preferred at www.llchc.org/covid. Testing is recommended for anyone with symptoms, anyone with exposure to a known case of COVID-19, individuals who need pre-screening prior to entering resident or group housing, individuals who need testing prior to a medical procedure (Memorial Health also provides pre-procedure testing for any patient within their health system), and employees in high work settings such as healthcare workers, long-term care staff, correctional staff, first responders, etc. No doctor’s order is required. Testing is free for uninsured and covered by most insurances. Testing is a nasal swab with results typically in 2-3 business days.
60 Cases: 60 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Union County Health Department as of today. Currently, 2 individuals are considered actively ill and in isolation, 57 individuals have been released from isolation and no longer considered infectious, and 1 death has been reported. Hospitalization has been required for 4 individuals during their illness (0 currently hospitalized). 3 individuals have been asymptomatic. Of the 60 cumulative cases reported among Union County residents, 43 are lab confirmed cases, 11 are clinically or epidemiological probable cases per CDC definition, and 6 are positive antibody tests from an FDA emergency use authorized test. 38% of cases have unknown exposure classified as community acquired; 27% are contacts of a known case; 13% are travel related; 12% are occupational exposure; and 10% are linked to a known outbreak cluster in Ohio. The age range of cases is <1 to 83 years. The mean age is 38. Illness onset has ranged from Jan. 25 to Jun. 09. 55% of cases have been male and 45% have been female.
See this week’s epi update report for a visual representation of this data.
6-15-2020 Epi Update