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Twenty-six Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Ohio

First confirmed case in Columbus

Confirmed cases, testing numbers as of March 14:

  • Twenty-six confirmed cases in Ohio
  • Of those cases, 12 are female and 14 are male
  • Cases by county: 2 in Belmont County, 4 in Butler County, 11 in Cuyahoga County, 1 in Franklin County, 1 in Lorain County, 3 in Stark County, 2 in Summit County, 2 in Trumbull County
  • The ages of these cases range from 31-86 years old
  • Seven patients have been hospitalized
  • Two hundred-sixty-four people under investigation for possible exposure
  • Eighty-five have tested negative

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts announced a confirmed case of coronavirus in Columbus on Saturday.

The person who tested positive is a 49-year-old man who was recently on the cruise ship "Valor," according to Dr. Roberts. The ship left on Feb. 29 from New Orleans and returned on March 5. The man came back to Columbus on March 6 and began experiencing symptoms the following day.

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton are expected to give an update on coronavirus cases in Ohio on Saturday

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