5th case confirmed, one COVID case in nursing home


Staff Report



In accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s decision to publish information about COVID-19 cases associated with long-term care and assisted living facilities, the Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments would like to inform the public that one of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Scioto County is associated with Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wheelersburg, OH.

Health Department staff are monitoring the situation closely.

The Portsmouth City and Scioto County Health Departments are reporting another positive case of COVID-19, making the total five, with two recovered. At this time, ODH asks residents to please refrain from calling the Health Departments for questions regarding this case while we complete our disease investigation and notify relevant individuals. ODH urges residents to observe the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, practice good social distancing, and frequent handwashing as this is the key to stopping the virus from spreading. The Ohio Depart1nent of Health updates their numbers daily at 2:00 pm on coronavirus.ohio.gov. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

The case that is being identified as a positive case at Best Care Nursing Home is not a new case, however, one of the previously announced 4-positive cases for Scioto County. The Portsmouth Health Department reports there are two active cases and two have recovered.

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Staff Report