Coronavirus: Auglaize County, Wapakoneta report positive COVID-19 cases

A 65-year-old female has been confirmed as the first Auglaize County resident to test positive for the coronavirus, Auglaize County Health Department officials said Friday evening.

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County health department officials said they were notified about 4:25 p.m. that a county resident had tested positive.

The woman is being treated at a local hospital, heath department officials said via social media. No additional information about the county resident will be provided in order to protect her privacy, department officials said. The patient had no travel history and no known contact with another confirmed case of COVID-19.

Health department officials said they are tracing all of the contacts the woman had.


Earlier Friday, city of Wapakoneta officials, on the city's Facebook page, said a male truck driver with Pratt Industries had tested positive for the coronavirus. The city posted the following on its facebook page:

“The City has received word from Pratt Industries that one of their employees has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The man infected is a truck driver for them and developed symptoms earlier this week. This happened after Pratt had already taken all of the steps outlined by the Governor as far as social distancing, taking temperatures of all employees etc. It is Pratt's belief that this worker had only been in contact with one other employee. That employee has been sent home under self quarantine for two weeks.

The City would like to publicly thank Pratt for taking the precautionary steps that they have. Because of those steps, they have most certainly avoided an outbreak of the virus in Wapakoneta.

As of yesterday there have been no confirmed cases in Auglaize County. Thank you to everyone who are doing what we have been ordered to do! It will pay off for all of us in the long run. God Bless and stay safe!

-- Tom Stinebaugh, Mayor”

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