Greene County deputy who tested positive for coronavirus released from hospital

A Greene County Sheriff’s deputy who tested positive for coronavirus was released from the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

“We thank everyone for their support and the prayers for this Deputy and his family,” read a Facebook post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

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The deputy’s case is not believed to be associated with the county jail, said Greene County Health Commissioner Melissa Howell.

As of April 8, there are 21 cases of coronavirus in Greene County with seven hospitalizations and one death, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The sheriff’s office check all employees who go into the office at the beginning of the day. Employees’ temperatures are taken and they are asked multiple questions about whether they have any coronavirus symptoms.

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Sheriff Gene Fischer said the office has sent home eight or nine employees so far for either having a high temperature or associating with a person or people that could have come in contact with the virus. Only one positive test has come from the office’s employees.

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