County records first COVID-19 case

Wabash County has its first reported case of the COVID-19 virus.

Officials from the Wabash County Health Department announced the positive test on Friday morning, March 27.

“We need to continue to take this highly contagious virus seriously, but also realize that 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have mild symptoms and recover,” department officials said in a news release. “The Wabash County Health Department is working closely with the local and state officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

“The patient is self-isolating at home. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.”

Mayor Scott Long, who is serving as the county’s Public Information Officer during the pandemic, urged people not to panic because of the finding.

Posted on 2020 Mar 31