SIDNEY — Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County saw a small increase.

There are currently 214 active COVID cases in the county — up six cases from the 208 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 11,065 cases of COVID-19 with 365 hospitalizations and 187 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,851 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,688,327 total cases of COVID-19, with 114,871 hospitalizations, 13,445 intensive care admissions and 38,360 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,538 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 38.15% of the population and up seven people since last week. Currently, 270 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 696 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,301,501 people have been vaccinated, which is 62.46% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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By Blythe Alspaugh

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