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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Wayne County

Every county in Northeast Ohio except for Holmes now has at least one case of the disease.

WOOSTER, Ohio — Wayne County has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, the county health department confirmed Tuesday.

Officials say the patient is in their mid-40s, but has not been hospitalized. The county is continuing to urge residents to practice social distancing and maintain good hygiene, and to also alert their doctor if they are ill.

"The majority of people with COVID-19 will experience mild or moderate symptoms," the department said in a statement. "Testing is not necessary and self-care is recommended. Tylenol or acetaminophen can be used for fever and cough medicine for coughs."

With this latest case, every county in Northeast Ohio except Holmes has at least one confirmed case of the virus. There have been a total of 564 additional such cases throughout Ohio, and eight people have died.

The entire state has been ordered to remain home by Gov. Mike DeWine, although several exceptions remain in place.

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