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About two weeks after she tested positive for COVID-19, Jessica Young of Huber Heights got a call from Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County with a specific request. The stranger on the other end of the phone asked her to write down every person she had interacted with for the last two months.

“Anybody I had shaken hands with, sneezed around, sat next to more than 10 to 15 minutes,” she said. “Anybody I had deep conversations with that would keep me close to them for a long period of time.”  

After widespread testing this weekend in Ohio’s prisons, the state says 3,312 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. That's significantly more than any other state in the country. 

On Monday Menachem Mendel Mangel, a recovered COVID-19 patient, donated plasma at the Community Blood Center.
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On Monday Menachem Mendel Mangel, a recovered COVID-19 patient, donated plasma at the Community Blood Center, the first donation of its kind in the Miami Valley. The center is looking to open up collection to the eligible public by the end of the week. 

Plasma from patients who have already recovered from the disease could help boost the immune systems of critically ill COVID-19 patients and help them fight the infection. 

Teacher Elaine Zamonski sought coronavirus testing when her respiratory symptoms showed no improvement after a round of antibiotics. The test site was organized and efficient, she told WYSO.
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Drive-through testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease has been underway for more than a week in Dayton. Doctors at the University of Dayton site have so far completed around 1,400 tests as the number of confirmed cases rises across the state.

Elaine Zamonski’s doctor sent her to the testing site when her cough, sore throat and respiratory symptoms failed to improve after a round of antibiotics.