1,500 Shelby County residents start COVID vaccination


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – More than 1,500 Shelby County residents received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination in the past week.

In Shelby County, 6,939 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 14.28% of the population and up 1,513 people since last week. Statewide, 2,157,525 people have been vaccinated, which is 18.46% of the population.

Shelby County has reported 4,434 cases of COVID-19 with 146 hospitalizations and 80 deaths during the pandemic. The county saw an increase of one death reported since last week.

There are 4,290 Shelby County residents who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19, and there are 64 active cases – down from the 81 active cases that were reported last week.

Throughout Ohio there have been 984,934 cases of COVID-19 with 51,323 hospitalizations, 7,255 intensive care admissions and 17,662 resident deaths.

During his press conference Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced there were 1,448 new cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state in the previous 24 hours. That’s down from the 21-day average of 1,788 cases.

Ohio reported 112 new hospitalizations, which is up from the 21-day average of 108. There were 10 new ICU admissions, which is down from the 21-day average of 12.

DeWine said Thursday that Ohio had 155 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents during the past two weeks. Shelby County reported 63.8 cases per 100,000 residents during that time frame.

For more information about COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov and www.shelbycountyhealthdept.org.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.