Our City Online

Features

Community Spread Suggested in Columbus with Second Confirmed Case

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Spread Suggested in Columbus with Second Confirmed Case
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

On Tuesday, March 17, Columbus Public Health announced the second confirmed COVID-19 case in Columbus. The patient has been identified as a 23-year-old female with underlying health conditions. She is being treated at a local hospital.

“This patient appears to be our first case of community-acquired [COVID-19] — which means the source of the infection is unknown. The patient has not traveled or been exposed to anyone who has traveled to an area high in COVID-19 cases,” said Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts.

“Community spread of COVID-19 reminds us of the necessity of social distancing,” said Mayor Andrew Ginther. “As much as possible, residents are encouraged to stay home. Basic hygiene is critical: wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, stay home if you are sick.”

The first case of COVID-19 in Columbus was announced on Saturday. Franklin County has two additional cases, including a Columbus firefighter/EMT.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your primary care physician. If you are without a primary care physician, contact Columbus Public Health at www.columbus.gov/coronavirus or by phone at 614-645-1519.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags:

features categories

Local journalism is more important than ever. Please take a moment to read a bit about our mission and consider financially supporting our cause.

CLICK HERE