The Hampshire County Health Department and Hampshire County Office of Emergency Management has confirmed 1 additional positive case of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hampshire County, bringing our total count to three. The third case is a family member of a previous positive patient. Due to privacy, additional information regarding the person, area of residence, and travel history will not be disclosed.
Investigation of the person’s previous contacts is currently underway. All close contacts who are at exposure risk will be notified by the health department. Close contacts include those who live in the same home, care givers, being within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes, or being in direct contact with secretions. All other contact is considered low risk.