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Three more cases of virus in Wood County

Three more cases have tested positive of the COVID-19 virus in Wood County, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announced on Friday afternoon.

The three brings the total to eight positive cases in Wood County, the department said.

The health department response team will contact persons who may have had close personal contact with the individuals, including any friends, family members or health care professionals, to assess, give guidance to and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. A person identified as a close contact will be contacted by the health department.

As a reminder, everyone that has been tested for COVID-19 should self-quarantine until results are received to avoid taking chances of spreading the virus, the department said.

People who have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should remain at home monitor their temperature twice a day and report any coughing, wheezing, sneezing or shortness of breath to a health care provider and inform them of the exposure to COVID-19, according to the department.

Testing must be determined by a health care provider.

Everyone should stay at home unless necessary not to and every precaution including physical distancing of at least 6 feet away when standing in line for groceries and take out, washing hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds and being aware of surfaces that may have germs.

It is important to realize that some people you may be contagious and spread the virus several days before they have other symptoms, the health department said.

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