Shelby County sees 48 new active cases over week-long period


SIDNEY — Active COVID cases in Shelby County broke 700 this week.

There are currently 723 active COVID cases in the county — up from the 675 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 7,877 cases of COVID-19 with 290 hospitalizations and 136 deaths during the pandemic. There are 7,154 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 1,819,342 total cases of COVID-19, with 91,800 hospitalizations, 11,314 intensive care admissions and 27,594 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 17,602 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 36.23% of the population and up 89 people since last week. Currently, 128 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 628 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 6,891,125 people have been vaccinated, which is 58.95% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

In Auglaize County, a total of 96 new cases were reported from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Auglaize County has reported 8,255 total cases with 506 hospitalizations and 84 deaths.

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By Blythe Alspaugh

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