A second patient has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus in Logan County, health officials reported Tuesday.
The Logan County Health District is working to notify any close contacts with the middle-aged male that has become the second COVID-19 patient reported in the county in three days.
Anyone determined to have been in close contact with the patient will be asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days, and will also be provided guidance concerning how to monitor themselves for sickness, and what to do should they become ill.
Mary Rutan Hospital continues to prepare for any increase in hospitalizations due to coronavirus.
Staffing has been increased at the hospital, and telehealth options are being expanded to see patients remotely, said Mandy Goble MRH President and CEO in a public statement recorded Tuesday.
She also said the hospital continues to work to ensure availability of needed supplies to care for patients. PPE supples including gloves and masks remain in short supply throughout Ohio and nationwide, the health district reported.
Any persons willing and able to donate these vitalp supplies may use the health district’s drop-off window to donate, or call the office, 592-9040.
Homemade masks are even being accepted for patient use, health officials relate.