Coronavirus in Ohio: Preble County

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A rendering of coronavirus via the CDC.

Case numbers are updated daily at 2 p.m. on the Ohio Department of Health’s website.


May 18: There are 30 reported cases of coronavirus in Clark County, leading to six hospitalizations and one death.

May 15: 28 cases of coronavirus have led to six hospitalizations and one death in Preble County.

May 11: There are 28 reported cases of COVID-19 in Preble County, leading to six hospitalizations and one death.

May 6: 27 cases of coronavirus in Preble County have led to six hospitalizations and one death.

April 30: There are 27 reported cases of coronavirus in Preble County, leading to six hospitalizations and one death.

April 21: 25 COVID-19 cases have led to five hospitalizations and one death in Preble County.

April 15: There are 20 reported coronavirus cases in Preble County, leading to five hospitalizations and one death.

April 13: 16 COVID-19 cases have led to five hospitalizations and one death in Preble County.

April 10: 10 COVID-19 cases were reported to the state Friday afternoon, leading to five hospitalizations and one death.

April 9: There are now 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by the state in Preble County, leading to four hospitalizations and one death.

April 6: Six confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Preble County, leading to at least three hospitalizations.

April 3: There are 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as reported by Public Health.

March 28: Preble County Public Health confirmed the area’s first case of coronavirus on Saturday.

We’re told the individual is a 69-year-old Preble County resident. Health officials are not releasing any further identifying information in order to protect the person’s privacy.

“We know now that COVID-19 is in Preble County. Now more than ever the community should continue to protect themselves,” said Health Commissioner Erik Balster. “People need to stay at home as much as possible to limit their exposures. At this point, you should not be out unless it is necessary.”

Public Health is trying to determine if any of the patient’s close contacts are sick. Those individuals will be advised to monitor their symptoms.

Balster says prevention is still the best tool in Ohio’s fight against COVID-19.

“We firmly believe that personal choices are going to play a huge part of how this illness plays out. We all have a personal responsibility to help prevent COVID-19. Stay home as much as you can especially if you are sick. That’s our best weapon against COVID-19 right now,” he said.

Residents are urged to follow the social distancing recommendations and stay at home order implemented by state officials.

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