County: 18 people recovered from COVID-19

SIDNEY — The number of people in Shelby County who have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase.

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department reported Friday morning that 18 of the 29 people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. The announcement was made during its daily update posting.

Six people remain hospitalized while 23 are not hospitalized. Twenty-four percent of the confirmed cases in the county are health care workers and first responders.

The positive cases in Shelby County by age include two women in their 20s; one man and two women in their 30s; two men and four women in their 40s; three men and three women in their 50s; three men and five women in their 60s; one man and one woman in their 70s; and one man and one woman in their 80s.

Auglaize County has 21 positive cases, with six hospitalizations and one death — a 54-year-old man. In Miami County, there are 129 positive cases with 47 hospitalizations. There have been 22 deaths in the county.

In Darke County, 55 positive cases as been recorded with nine hospitalizations. There have been 10 deaths in the county. Logan County has 12 positive cases with two hospitalizations.

During Wednesday’s update by Dr. Amy Acton, it was announced the state has 9,107 positive cases. Of those cases, 2,424 have been hospitalized with 740 admitted to the ICU.

There have been 418 deaths related to COVID-19 in Ohio.