Fourth case of COVID-19 identified in Marion County

The fourth positive case of COVID-19 has just been identified in Marion County.

The case involves a male in his 80’s. The Marion County Health Department is identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed.

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer.

The Marion County Health Department will be monitoring close contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information about the patient will be released.

Please follow social distancing and infection control measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Social Distancing:
 At the individual level this means maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from
other individuals.
 At the group level this means following the mass gathering orders.
Infection Control Measures:
 Washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible
OR use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
 Covering coughs / sneezes into the sleeve / inner elbow and not hands or openly into the
space around you.
 Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces and not shaking hands.

The Marion County Officials continue to collaborate daily with state and local partners to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The third case was identified almost a week ago on Sunday, April 5.

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