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The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

OSWEGO — The Oswego County Health Department on Thursday announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a customer who recently visited two stores and one restaurant in Oswego.

Anyone who visited the following locations on Wednesday, Oct. 14, during the times listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus: Walmart Supercenter, 341 Route 104, between 8 and 10 a.m.; Wade’s Diner, 176 E. Ninth St., between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; and The Thrifty Shopper, 57 E. Bridge St., between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang said members of the public who visited the stores or restaurant during these hours should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal illness.

People experiencing symptoms should call their health care provider from home or the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 hotline weekdays at 315-349-3330. People should not go to urgent care or emergency departments unless they are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.

“The location was made public because our investigation shows there is a possibility of exposure to members of the public whom we could not track down,” said Huang. “This is consistent with our policy of notifying the public when investigations of positive cases determine there is a possibility that people who couldn’t be identified or contacted may have been exposed.”

Oswego County officials said it is imperative to practice social distancing and take personal responsibility for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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