Active cases climb above 2,000 in Shelby County


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



SIDNEY — Active COVID cases in Shelby County have passed the 2,000 mark this week.

There are currently 2,002 active COVID cases in the county — up 768 cases from the 1,234 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 10,101 cases of COVID-19 with 332 hospitalizations and 157 deaths during the pandemic. There are 8,099 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,460,869 total cases of COVID-19, with 103,914 hospitalizations, 12,425 intensive care admissions and 31,245 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,198 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 37.45% of the population and up 98 people since last week. Currently, 207 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 668 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,125,436 people have been vaccinated, which is 60.96% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

In Auglaize County, a total of 368 new cases were reported from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Auglaize County has reported 10,413 total cases with 573 hospitalizations and 92 deaths.

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

By Blythe Alspaugh

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