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COVID-19 cases reported at Marietta College, St. Mary Catholic, Belpre High School

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Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 1:11 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/16/20 @ 9:25 P.M. - As Ohio continues to experience a record-setting increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the case count has continued to grow this week in schools in Marietta and Washington County.

As of Thursday, Marietta College reported a total of nine campus cases on its online dashboard. Six of those were considered active, and three people have recovered.

The dashboard also indicates 48 quarantine cases, which Anne Goon of the Marietta/Belpre City Health Department said typically includes those waiting for test results or those who may have had close contact with someone who tested positive.

Elsewhere, Goon said the city health department this week reported single cases connected to Belpre High School and St. Mary Catholic School in Marietta to the state Department of Health. Those cases are listed on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. Three people were asked to quarantine because of the Belpre case, but Goon said there has been no spread of the virus in either school.

On Friday, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton confirmed that on Tuesday, a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the district’s administrative office.

According to Hampton, the person was not around any student. However, eight people in the office have been asked to quarantine out of precaution.

Marietta City Schools so far have not reported any cases of coronavirus directly in their schools.

As of Thursday, the dashboard showed 309 total cases in Washington County.

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