Knox Public Health has been notified of another Knox County resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. Similar to the last case, delayed test results arrived on the same day the individual was released from treatment.
The latest positive case is a 72-yr-old woman who was tested for COVID-19 at The Ohio State University Hospital on March 17. The test specimen was sent to LabCorp, a private lab. Due to symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the patient was isolated on Mar. 20 at Knox Community Hospital.
Lisa Dudgeon, communicable disease nurse for Knox Public Health, said the agency was notified of the positive test results today, 12 days after the original testing. KCH officials confirmed the patient was scheduled to be released today. (read more)