Highland Co. has first COVID-19 case



The Highland County Health Department and the Highland County Emergency Operations Center reported Highland County’s first case of COVID-19.

The Highland County Press was first to break the news Monday morning.

The case is a female in her 60s who is recovering well at home. Highland joins 40 other counties in Ohio in having confirmed COVID-19 cases in their communities, the Press said.

The current case is not associated with travel outside of the state and has no known ties to other COVID-19 cases. This is an example of community-acquired coronavirus COVID-19, which indicates that other unknown cases are in Highland County.

On Monday, the Sheriff of that county asked for locals to donate protective equipment.

The Scioto Valley Guardian is the #1 local news source for the Scioto Valley. The Guardian was previously two publications, Fayette Advocate (2012) and Chillicothe Guardian (2018), respectively. Their parent company merged the two publications in 2019 -- forming The Guardian -- and expanded the coverage area to include the entire Scioto Valley.

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