Confirmed / Probable Definitions

As per Ohio Department of Health guidance, confirmed cases include probable cases. Definitions are as follows:

– Confirmed: A confirmed case is a person with laboratory confirmation of 2019-nCoV infection.
– Probable: A probable case is a PUI (person under investigation) with absent or inconclusive laboratory results for 2019-nCoV infection who is a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV case.

Close contact is defined as:

a. being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a 2019-nCoV case for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE (e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection); close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a 2019-nCoV case – or –
b. having direct contact with infectious secretions of a 2019-nCoV case (e.g., being coughed on) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.

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