Middletown reports two confirmed cases of coronavirus, Butler County cases rise

The city of Middletown says there are two confirmed cases of coronavirus among its residents.

Spokeswoman Shelby Quinlivan said the first case, confirmed March 14, was a 55-year-old woman who did not require hospitalization and has recovered from COVID-19.

She said the second case was confirmed Sunday and is a 45-year-old man. He is recovering at home, Quinlivan said.

No other information was available as of Monday afternoon.

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According to the Ohio Department of Health website, as of Monday afternoon there were 1,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide with a total of 475 hospitalizations that include 163 intensive care admissions. There have been 39 reported deaths as of Monday afternoon. The age range of those diagnosed with COVID-19 is from less than 1 year to 98, with a median age of 53; cases are equally divided between males and females.

The Butler County Health District is reporting the number of confirmed cases has risen to 31, up from 23 Friday.

Health Commissioner Jennifer Bailer has been posting updated numbers every afternoon. Last week she reported eight people have recovered.

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