Information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with MERS and SARS. While the 2019-nCoV was originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. On February 11th, the WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
As of February 20th, 2020, 75748 cases have been confirmed and 2129 deaths have occurred. Exported human infections with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in 26 countries outside of China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States in the state of Washington on January 21st, 2020. As of February 20th, 15 cases have been confirmed in 7 states (AZ, CA, IL, MA, TX, WA, WI). These 15 cases do not include passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, including presumptive-positive cases, who were returned to the U.S. via State Department-chartered flights. The first case of human-to-human transmission in the US has been identified in IL.
Here are some documents that will help with collecting information on the ongoing outbreak:
Tools for Healthcare Providers:
- Interim 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patient under investigation (PUI) questionnaire form
- Flowchart to Identify and Assess 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Criteria to guide evaluation of PUIs
- Quarantine Guidance
For suspected cases of COVID-19, healthcare providers or any individual having knowledge, should immediately notify both infection control personnel at their healthcare facility and their local health department.
Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD)
24/7 Emergency Phone Number: 937-390-5600
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention United States COVID-19 Case Count
More information on COVID-19
- Ohio Department of Health (ODH) 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Novel Coronavirus 2019 Situation
- CDC Novel Coronavirus in the United States
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Last Revised: 2-20-2020 BCH