4th Case Of Coronavirus In Lorain County


Lorain County Public Health is reporting that the positive cases of coronavirus in Lorain County, Ohio are now 4. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) expects to see more cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our county and our state in the coming days. Community spread is occurring, which means that more Lorain County residents may have COVID-19, including some people who:

Are not sure how or where they became sick.

Do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath), yet may spread the virus to others.

Call your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath, especially if you think you've been exposed to a diagnosed case of COVID-19.

If you are young and healthy, you have a responsibility to protect yourself, as well as your community and the people around you.

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following precautions:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water; use hand sanitizer if not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact (touching or shaking hands) with people who are sick
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system
  • Offer to help a neighbor in need, even if it is just a phone call

If you are an older adult, or managing a chronic health condition like heart, lung, kidney disease or diabetes, you may be at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19.

Protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water; use sanitizer if not available
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Stay home as much as possible, avoid crowds, and avoid close contact (touching or shaking hands) with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your house
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system
  • Be prepared in case you get sick - fill prescriptions and maintain a supply of food, over-the-counter medicines, and household products in your home
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships
  • Determine who can help you with your care if your caregiver gets sick
  • Stay in touch with others by phone or email - you may need to ask for help from friends, family, neighbors, community health workers, etc.
  • Ask a loved one or neighbor for help if you need anything

The situation around the international viral outbreak of COVID-19 continues to develop. LCPH is prepared and is working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct daily infectious disease surveillance, prevention, and control.