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State Says First COVID-19 Cases Date Back To January

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The Ohio Channel

Ohio health director Amy Acton says at least five of Ohio's COVID-19 cases date back to January.

Previously, it was believed the earliest patient became ill in February.  Acton says health officials are getting a broader look at how the virus is impacting the state using antibody testing:

Researchers are working to determine if these first cases were related to people who had been traveling.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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