There is now a fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Crawford County.
The fourth case, a 53-year-old man, was confirmed this afternoon by Meadville Medical Center.
The man was tested Thursday after reporting symptoms of fever, fatigue and body aches, according to the medical center.
The man had done out-of-country travel and now is in isolation at home following the test results.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of reports of three other positive tests confirmed earlier in the week. The three previous persons who tested positive also are in self-isolation at their homes.
On Friday, Meadville Medical Center confirmed its second and third cases, a 42-year-old man who had traveled to New York city recently and a 51-year-old woman who is a medical center employee.
On Wednesday, a 34-year-old woman, also a medical center employee, was confirmed as the county’s first case, according to the medical center.
The two hospital employee cases are not believed to be related, according to the medical center.
The two women don’t work together and neither works at the hospital’s facilities at Liberty Street or Grove Street, Don Rhoten, MMC’s vice president for community engagement, said.
MMC’s Flu Evaluation Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the Meadville Community Health Center, 640 Alden St.
Walk-ins are not accepted.
Community members with flu-like symptoms or COVID-19 exposure must call (814) 547-6325 in order to be seen in the flu evaluation center.
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