Clark County gives update on COVID-19 response

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CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Clark County health officials gave an update Tuesday on COVID-19 response in the area.

As of June 7, there were 772 virus cases reported to the state out of Clark County, leading to 65 hospitalizations and nine deaths. 659 are considered “Presumed Recovered” cases by the state.

Health Commissioner Charles Patterson and NAACP President Denise Williams did a live Facebook stream to provide an update and answer questions from the public.

282 cases are associated with the outbreak at Dole, according to Health Commissioner Charles Patterson. At Southbrook Care Center, 42 cases were present at last update. Patterson says all previously reported outbreaks seem to be stabilizing at this time.

“What that means is the additional cases that we’re getting are community-acquired, community contacts,” he said.

The Clark County Combined Health District will host several community testing clinics. Tests will be available at the following locations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.:

July 8: Hayward Middle School, 1700 Clifton Avenue in Springfield
July 15: Perrin Woods Elementary School, 431 West John Street in Springfield
July 22: La Condesa Grocery #1, 440 South Burnett Road in Springfield

Anyone with questions should call CCCHD at 937-390-6500.

On Monday, the Clark County Combined Health District confirmed its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), believed to be associated with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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