Two positive cases of virus identified in single household

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center has identified two more local cases of COVID-19 within a single household on Monday, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg Medical Center.

The two new cases are close contacts to a previous positive case, according to the press release. The two individuals have quarantined, and public health officials have been notified to begin contact tracing, according to the press release.

Because the two individuals are isolating in the same household, the EOC is anticipating a low risk to the community. The local community risk level will not be raised as a result of the two new cases, according to the press release.

The EOC reported four local active cases Monday morning, but the Pilot could not immediately confirm whether the two recently discovered active cases brought the active case count up to six. One of the four cases reported Monday morning could have recovered by Monday evening.


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