The Clinton County Health District is investigating a cluster of people with COVID-19 cases who report attending the recent Clinton County Fair, which ran from July 11-18.
“This was determined through contact tracing by multiple local health districts,” according to a statement by the Clinton County Health District. “These individuals have now isolated at home. The investigation into this matter continues.”
Some Clinton Countians had expressed concern across social media during the fair due to the large numbers of attendees and large percentage of attendees of fair events not wearing masks or social distancing.
The county has had five COVID-19 related deaths, all of whom were residents with underlying conditions, and all reported since July 10.
“As always, we encourage people with COVID-19 symptoms to self-quarantine and talk with their health care provider at the onset of symptoms,” the CCHD said in its release. “As of July 23rd 2020, Gov. DeWine has made facial coverings mandated while out in public. We encourage everyone to wear their facial coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Clinton County residents are reminded to follow the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order, practice social/physical distancing and wash their hands often.
For more information on COVID-19 in Ohio visit the Ohio Department of Health website www.coronavirus.ohio.gov. The Ohio Department of Health updates confirmed cases daily at 2 p.m.
The first Clinton County coronavirus-related death was reported July 10 — a male in his 80s — and the second fatality was reported July 14, a woman in her 30s. Both were reported to have underlying health conditions.
The next two deaths were reported of a man in his 70s and of a man in his 80s, each with underlying health conditions.
The death reported Monday involved a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions, the Clinton County Health District announced.
The Highland County Fair is currently scheduled for Sept. 6-12.
For more information on COVID-19 resources in Clinton County, visit the information hub www.covidcc.com.