COVID-19 update center

The Putnam County Health Department is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and community partners to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  You can take steps to prevent COVID-19, and other illnesses such as the cold and flu, by covering your cough, washing your hands frequently, staying home when ill, and practicing social distancing.

When a case of COVID-19 is reported to the PCHD, the nursing team begins to conduct contact tracing. Individuals who have been in contact with the reported case are contacted.  Measures to prevent spread, monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and next steps are discussed.

For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit General information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 can be obtained by calling the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).  Follow the PCHD on Facebook (Putnam County Health Dept) and Twitter (@PutnamCoHealth) for more information and updates.

8.5.20 COVID-19 Case Update – Putnam County

Note:  PCHD will now provide case numbers once each week, on Wednesdays after 2:00 p.m.  Daily data updates can be found on the interactive COVID-19 Ohio Dashboard at

Here is a quick update of COVID-19 data for Putnam County for today, August 5, 2020. We are still working to develop a new dashboard that provides additional information for you. Please stay tuned.

Total cases (from the beginning of the pandemic): 198 (189 Confirmed, 9 Probable)
Age range of cases: 2-103
Deaths: 17
Presumed Recovered (cases with a symptom onset date greater or equal to 21 days who are not deceased): 140

Additional information for Ohio and Putnam County can be found at



Statewide Mask Mandate

Beginning July 23 at 6 p.m., citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public.Masks must be worn at all times when:

➡️At an indoor location that’s not a residence.
➡️Outdoors, when unable to keep 6 feet social distance from those not in your household.
➡️When waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, car service, or private rideshare.

This order only requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a mask. In addition, excluded groups include:
➡️Those with a medical condition or disability.
➡️Officiants at religious services.
➡️Those actively exercising or playing sports.
➡️Those actively involved in public safety.
➡️Those who are actively eating or drinking.


Resources for more COVID-19 Information