Shelby coronavirus

The announcement was made Tuesday by the Shelby City Health Department.

3:10 p.m. update 

The city reported its first coronavirus case on Tuesday with a positive COVID-19 test result, Shelby's City Health Department said in a news release.

"We will continue to monitor the condition of this individual and provide all of the care support we can in the days ahead," Tiffany Ellenberger, Shelby's director of nursing, said in a written statement.

No details were released on the person.

If citizens show signs of potential coronavirus infection, they are encouraged to contact their primary care physician for medical direction, the release stated.

"The Shelby City Health Department is following Ohio Department of Health protocols in regard to identifying close contacts and self-quarantine procedures," the release also said.

Coronavirus cases in Ohio reached nearly 2,200 with 55 deaths as of Tuesday, an increase of 16 deaths from a day earlier, the state reported.

Richland County's total cases rose from five to six, the Ohio Department of Health reported. No deaths are reported in Richland County. 

Coronavirus data reported Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Health showed 198 intensive care unit admissions statewide and 585 hospitalizations.

Those with coronavirus range from under age 1 to 99 with the median age being 53.

At his daily televised briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that state health director Dr. Amy Acton is issuing an order involving ventilators.

The order seeks "to help us keep track of where the ventilators are, how many we have -- so if there is a shortage and we have to move them around, we'll be able to do that," DeWine said. "We're also working independently to secure more ventilators."

The order requires weekly on-line reporting of these devices by any entity in the supply chain involving manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, transporters, distributors, retailers, physicians, clinics, hospitals and medical facilities, DeWine said in citing examples.

"This will allow for the identification and re-distribution of machines from healthcare providers who are no longer performing elective procedures," he added.

DeWine also said that the state environmental protection director signed a statewide order to maintain public water service during the coronavirus state of emergency.

In part, "It prevents a water system from shutting off someone’s water service due to non-payment during the declared state of emergency," DeWine said.

2:30 p.m. update 

Shelby reported its first coronavirus case on Tuesday, marking the first positive COVID-19 test result in the city, Shelby's Health Department reported in a news release.

"We will continue to monitor the condition of this individual and provide all of the care support we can in the days ahead," Tiffany Ellenberger, Shelby's director of nursing, said in a written statement.

No details were released on the person.

If citizens show signs of potential coronavirus infection, they are encouraged to contact their primary care physician for medical direction, the release stated.

"The Shelby City Health Department is following Ohio Department of Health protocols in regard to identifying close contacts and self-quarantine procedures," the release also said.

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