Hamilton County Health Department

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With new Hamilton County COVID-19 cases nearing 100 a day, the county's health commissioner says the department is preparing to ramp up testing, specifically target communities affected, and increase contact tracing.

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Hamilton County's interim public health director said he remains cautiously optimistic as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Hamilton County Health officials are closely monitoring COVID-19 data as more and more businesses reopen after being forced to close because of the pandemic.  

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The Hamilton County Health Department received just over a dozen phone calls this past weekend about safety concerns as some businesses reopened Friday. 

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As the number of businesses continue to reopen, local health officials will be watching the coronavirus numbers. 

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Large parts of Ohio's economy begin coming back to life this week after being shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Area health departments are drilling down on the data from local COVID-19 patients and hoping to identify people they've come into contact with to prevent further spread. This so-called contact tracing is important now that Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are preparing to ease stay-at-home orders.