Spencer County reports 1st COVID-19 case

From Local Sources

ROCKPORT — The Spencer County Health Department announced today the first positive case of novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — in Spencer County.

"With our first confirmed case of coronavirus in Spencer County, it is even more essential that our county residents do all we can to minimize viral transmission with observation of stay-at-home recommendations, frequent hand washing, and appropriate social distancing," said Spencer County Health Officer Dr. Stan Tretter.

According to a new release, the Spencer County Health Department is working closely with local and state officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

The patient is self-isolating at home. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

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