Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department gives COVID-19 update

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department held a COVID-19 update today to inform the community on facts and information about COVID and the new variant.  The Health Department issued a mask advisory, urging everyone to wear a mask indoors and in crowded areas, regardless of vaccine status. As of Saturday, Muskingum County is […]

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Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department sees increase in COVID cases

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department saw an increase in COVID-19 cases in Muskingum County last month.  The delta variant has made its way to Ohio and may be the reason for the increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations in the county.  “Nationally across the United States, we’re estimating that about 98 percent […]

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Coronavirus Delta Variant reaches Ohio

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Covid-19 delta variant is becoming a concern in Ohio. According to medical director Jack Butterfield of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, the delta variant will become more infectious and cause worse symptoms in those who are not vaccinated. It also increases the chances of hospitalization.  “As recently as May, the delta […]

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MCLS Offers At Home COVID Testing

ZANESVILLE, Ohio-The Muskingum County Library System began offering at home COVID testing this afternoon.  The tests are offered in partnership with the Muskingum County Health Department. Tests are done via an app and are a fifteen minute long process.  “These are free rapid testing kits available to the public. These will be distributed at each […]

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Health Department 2020 Report

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio-The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department recently released its 2020 annual health report for the public.  The report had an at length recap of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic from its onset to the vaccine rollout. Department health commissioner Corey Hamilton credits the Joint Unified Command for the county’s well run response.  […]

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“There will be other patients,” First person tests positive in Muskingum Co.

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum County Joint Unified Command Center is reporting the first positive Coronavirus case in the county. There are also 20 county residents in quarantine. The command center held a press conference at noon Thursday. The command says the patient is a 48-years-old man who recently traveled out-of-state. He is a Muskingum […]

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Licking County reports 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio–The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is reporting a total of five positive test results for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Licking County residents. The new confirmed cases include a 30-year-old female, a 51-year-old female and a 19-year-old female. LCHD previously reported two cases; a 27-year-old female, and a 58-year-old female. The health department […]

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