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Hamilton County officials see slight slowdown in daily COVID-19 cases – WLWT Cincinnati

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Nov 25, 2020

Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman gave an update Wednesday, saying despite being at an elevated rate, COVID-19 cases in the county have plateaued. Kesterman said that compared to last week’s 400 cases a day, this week they’re seeing about 300 a day.The commissioner said the slightly lower amount of cases have given his team a slight sigh of relief as they prepare for a possible spike after Thanksgiving.Kesterman said he has hired 15 more contract tracers to deal with the increasing volume of cases.The commissioner said after seeing behavior of Halloween and the rise in cases that followed, he is concerned about seeing a spike after Thanksgiving. Health officials again advised people to stay at home and maintain best practices to avoid spreading the virus. Health officials issued a countywide advisory last week, urging people to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of COVID-19.The advisory is in response to the significant rise in cases and hospitals becoming strained “beyond capacity.”The advisory is urging people to take precautions to curb the spread of the virus, like staying at home as much as possible, only leaving for work, school or essential needs like food and medical care.It also asks that everyone observes the statewide curfew and limits exposure at home by only allowing immediate household members into the home.Read more on the statewide curfew hereThe advisory echoes what local, state and federal officials have been saying over the past few weeks: Rethink holiday gatherings, limit gatherings to 10 or fewer, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.Anyone with symptoms should isolate and call a primary care provider. Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are asked to isolate for 10 days.People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days.For more information on the advisory, visit www.hcph.org.

Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman gave an update Wednesday, saying despite being at an elevated rate, COVID-19 cases in the county have plateaued.

Kesterman said that compared to last week’s 400 cases a day, this week they’re seeing about 300 a day.

The commissioner said the slightly lower amount of cases have given his team a slight sigh of relief as they prepare for a possible spike after Thanksgiving.

Kesterman said he has hired 15 more contract tracers to deal with the increasing volume of cases.

The commissioner said after seeing behavior of Halloween and the rise in cases that followed, he is concerned about seeing a spike after Thanksgiving.

Health officials again advised people to stay at home and maintain best practices to avoid spreading the virus.

Health officials issued a countywide advisory last week, urging people to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The advisory is in response to the significant rise in cases and hospitals becoming strained “beyond capacity.”

The advisory is urging people to take precautions to curb the spread of the virus, like staying at home as much as possible, only leaving for work, school or essential needs like food and medical care.

It also asks that everyone observes the statewide curfew and limits exposure at home by only allowing immediate household members into the home.

Read more on the statewide curfew here

The advisory echoes what local, state and federal officials have been saying over the past few weeks: Rethink holiday gatherings, limit gatherings to 10 or fewer, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Anyone with symptoms should isolate and call a primary care provider. Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are asked to isolate for 10 days.

People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days.

For more information on the advisory, visit www.hcph.org.

 

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