LISBON — For the first time since the first case of coronavirus came to Columbiana County, the county health department reported Friday an indication of the number of people who have recovered from the virus — 386.
Additionally, the county reported the addition of 10 new cases bringing the county’s total number of cases to 477. There were no new deaths reported, but of the 477 cases, 51 have died. With 386 now listed as recovered, there remains 40 active cases in the county.
Public information director Laura Fauss said the recovery numbers are being defined as those patients completing their self-isolation requirements per the Centers of Disease Control standards. Some may not be fully recovered from all of their symptoms or back in the same condition they were in prior to getting
COVID-19 or able to return to work yet. However, they are people no longer required to self-isolate due to their condition.
“The recovery number shows us that our county did a great job controlling the spread of this disease by staying at home and being respectful of others, using masks and following social distancing guidelines,” Fauss said when she released the numbers of Friday. “We must continue on that path during and after reopening to protect those at high risk. Remember, we know that it is possible to be asymptomatic and still spread the virus to others.”
Health Commissioner Wes Vins said while there have been new cases at the prison recently, no one has been taken to the hospital so those cases may not be serious. With the FCI-Elkton prison stepping up testing, it appears these may be mostly less […]