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State Says First COVID-19 Cases Date Back To January

May 13, 2020

Ohio Department of Health Director Doctor Amy Acton
Credit 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.