The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has received confirmation of a second positive COVID-19 coronavirus case in Hardin County.

A 6-year-old female was confirmed Friday.

Both people are isolated at home, according to a news release from LTDHD. No information was made available by the health department regarding age or gender of the second confirmed individual with COVID-19.

Conducting contact investigations is a priority for the health department, which seeks to stop the transmission and prevent future cases of COVID-19. LTDHD will conduct an investigation of all contacts to the patient. These individuals will be notified as soon as they have been identified.

If you are not contacted by this office, then you are considered as having no more risk than the general public at this time. Because of the limited amount of testing resources available, the department works under the assumption that more COVID-19 exists within the community than what is reported.

As testing increases, expect more cases to be identified. Actions such as the Governor’s Executive Orders to reduce contact between people and the Public Health Department’s guidance on social distancing are the best measures to avoid coming into contact with COVID-19.

According to the release, many individuals will have no or very mild symptoms and may not realize they have the virus and could be spreading it to others. This is especially true in children, the health department statement said.

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