Knox Public Health has been notified of a third Knox County resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a 38-yr-old man who works in Franklin County. He was tested in Licking County with the test specimen going to a private lab.
Lisa Dudgeon, communicable disease nurse for Knox Public Health, said the man had been in quarantine since testing for the novel coronavirus 10 days ago. Under new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he has been released from quarantine and has returned to work. She attributed the 10-day wait time for test results to the large number of tests going to the private labs.
While the third positive case has recovered, three family members are now being monitored due to close contact with the individual. Dudgeon said the family members had been observing social distancing prior to the positive test confirmation. (read more)