Contractual worker at Sheridan prison tests positive for COVID-19

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County

The Sussex County Department of Health was notified of 10 more positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Health Officer James R. McDonald, III announced.

It wasn't immediately clear how many new cases tested positive Wednesday because the state is not regularly releasing new numbers.

There also were cases in Newton, Sandyston and Sparta. Unlike the first two, the third case wasn't associated with any travel overseas.

The county now has 15 confirmed positive cases.

The fourth reported case came on the evening of March 24 and involved a 48-year-old male resident of Key Largo, who recently traveled to Los Angeles. "They are contacts of the positive (couple) and were under quarantine already".

Three cases were identified in Andover Township, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Hopatcong Borough and Town of Newton.

Three cases were reported on Friday. Two of the cases reside in Sparta, and one resides in Hampton.

She added health care officials are prioritizing those who get tested based on risk factors and the severity of symptoms.

So far three county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 11 people in mandatory quarantine, 21 in precautionary quarantine and 52 in mandatory isolation.

If the Ohio Department of Health lab does the testing, the Belmont County Health Department is notified of results first, Sproul said.

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The health department is conducting contact investigation with the patients and will be monitoring their general health. "We are taking all possible steps to ensure the well-being of Sussex County and our surrounding communities".

"More testing is happening so more positive are going to come about", Brandy said.

Burrell said the county obtained the test result from his health-care provider.

"Our town government does not have, nor do we seek, any contact or other information concerning this individual", Burrell said.

"It is extremely important that everyone stay home and avoid contact with others", reads a statement from Franklin County. He added that to his knowledge, the majority of COVID-19 patients in Will County had some sort of additional underlying health condition.

The increase of 20 cases is significant as over the last several days, the health department has announced only a few confirmed cases each day.



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