Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases increase

By Kyle Shaner - [email protected]

SIDNEY – Shelby County reported an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county on Thursday.

In the past two weeks, Shelby County has reported 94.7 cases per 100,000 residents, which is up from the 78.2 cases per 100,000 residents it reported last week. Two weeks ago the county had reported 45.3 cases per 100,000 residents.

In total, Shelby County has reported 4,504 cases of COVID-19 with 148 hospitalizations and 88 deaths during the pandemic. The county saw an increase of two hospitalizations and one death reported since last week.

There are 4,339 Shelby County residents who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19, and there are 77 active cases – up from the 54 active cases that were reported last week.

Throughout Ohio there have been 1,020,041 cases of COVID-19 with 53,169 hospitalizations, 7,438 intensive care admissions and 18,609 resident deaths.

During his press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mike DeWine said 56 of Ohio’s 88 counties have seen an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the past week.

Ohio’s case rate went from just under 150 cases per 100,000 residents the past two weeks to 167.1 cases per 100,000 residents on Thursday.

In Shelby County, 10,066 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 20.72% of the population and up 984 people since last week. Statewide, 3,476,566 people have been vaccinated, which is 29.74% of the population. All Ohioans 16 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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By Kyle Shaner

[email protected]

Reach the writer at [email protected] or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at [email protected] or 937-538-4824.