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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is closely monitoring coronavirus disease 2019, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Confirmed Cases
in Ohio: 0

Persons Under Investigation
(PUIs)* in Ohio: 1

Negative** PUIs
in Ohio: 6

Number of Individuals Under
Public Health Supervision***: 212****

Last Updated: 02/25/20

(Updated at 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.)

*Persons who have been tested for COVID-19 and whose laboratory results are pending. PUIs have exhibited symptoms of respiratory illness AND, within 14 days of symptoms starting, either traveled to China or been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
** Persons who have tested negative for COVID-19 and for whom no further follow up is needed.
***Indicates the cumulative number of travelers referred to the Ohio Department of Health for monitoring. Includes travelers who have completed the self-monitoring period. These individuals are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.  
****Sources include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine and travelers who have voluntarily contacted local health departments upon arrival in Ohio. 

Latest developments:

  • As of February 24, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and regularly updates numbers on its website. Of the cases, 14 were detected and tested in the U.S. through U.S. public health surveillance systems; this includes 12 people with travel history to China, and two involving person-to-person spread. The remaining 39 are people repatriated to the U.S. by the Department of State; this includes three people who had been in Wuhan and 36 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The disease is not spreading in the community in the U.S. at this time, and the CDC currently considers risk to the general public to be low. 
  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. ODH will update this webpage by 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday to reflect the number of people currently under investigation for possible infection.
  • On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it had officially changed the name for the disease causing the outbreak that began in Hubei Province, China. It is currently referred to as coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 (from the previous 2019 novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV).


Results of two Ohio 2019 Novel Coronavirus tests come back negative
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Butler County General Health District and Miami University announced today that test results from two students at Miami University in Butler County for the 2019 novel coronavirus are negative. There are no other persons under investigation in Ohio.