County health department has COVID-19 test kits

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OVER — The Tuscarawas County Health Department is offering at-home COVID-19 tests while supplies last.

It is giving away one box per person. Each box contains two test kits.

Boxes may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 897 E. Iron Ave.

Masks are required to enter the building. Those who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 may call 330-343-5555, extension 100, upon arrival. A kit will be brought to their vehicle.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Tuscarawas County had a total of 1,546 active COVID-19 cases, according to the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

The Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday that the county has experienced 406 COVID-19 related deaths and 17,019 cases of the disease among its population of 93,263.

The county health department reported that it had not seen active case numbers this high since the first half of December 2021.

The health department announced Wednesday that it is experiencing an exceptionally high call volume due to the large number of cases, along with the management of COVID-19 testing services and other public health services.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: COVID test kits available while supplies last at health department

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