Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton announced Monday that they have found five different cases in five different counties that the date of onset of symptoms was in January.

“We are doing a lot more investigation, our disease detectives are going back to take a look at that and see if they were associated with travel,” Acton said. “These cases now, we can pick them up because of the antibody testing. We are going to learn more and more about this disease, how long it was here in Ohio, how long it was spreading as we do more and more testing.”

Acton said she does not have the specific counties where the patients are from.