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Patient at Warren hospital tests positive for coronavirus; 5th confirmed case in Ohio

52 other people are currently under investigation for the illness.
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WARREN, Ohio — A patient at Mercy Health St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Trumbull County has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials have confirmed.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed the patient is a 55-year-old Trumbull County man, and while he is currently in ICU and his family has been asked to quarantine, he did not travel outside the state or go to work. Mercy Health told 3News all protocols were followed and the hospital remains "safe."

This is the fifth confirmed case in the state, all in Northeast Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine first declared a state of emergency on Monday after three Cuyahoga County patients contracted the illness, and on Wednesday a Stark County man was confirmed as the state's first resident to get sick via community spread.

The Ohio Department of Health also says 52 people in the state are currently under investigation for coronavirus, while 30 are verified to have tested negative. Dr. Amy Acton from the Ohio Department of Health adds she believes roughly 1% of the state's population (100,000 people) already has the illness.

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