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Ohio Traces First Probable Case of COVID-19 to Early January

This is much earlier than the previous March date

Ohio health officials have traced the state’s first probable case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to Jan. 7, two weeks before the first confirmed U.S. “patient zero” in Washington state.

Ohio Health Department Director Amy Acton said at a Monday press briefing that antibodies testing has found five people who contracted symptoms in January, a figure that the department has since updated to six.

“We actually have a new date of onset,” Acton said. “We have found five cases now that the date of onset of symptoms was in January. Five different cases so far, five different counties.”

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