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Carroll County confirms its first case of coronavirus

Health officials are now working to determine who else the patient had come in contact with prior to diagnosis.

CARROLL COUNTY, OHIO, Ohio — Carroll County now has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.

The Carroll County General Health District confirmed the news overnight with a statement on their Facebook page.

"Please remain calm," their post declared. "The Carroll County General Health District has been preparing with community partners, healthcare providers and long-term care partners to respond to COVID-19 cases in our community."

Officials with CCGHD have been in contact with the patient to determine who they had been in contact with prior to their diagnosis.

During a brief Sunday morning press conference streamed on Facebook, health officials said the person is in the 65 and older age group, but would not reveal their gender for privacy reasons.

You can watch the press conference in its entirety below:

This new case will soon be tallied with state’s total number of confirmed cases once updated by the Ohio Department of Health, which shares new data at 2 p.m. daily.

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