Active Shelby County cases see dramatic decline


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



SIDNEY — Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County have declined by nearly half the cases reported last week.

There are currently 489 active COVID cases in the county — down 385 cases from the 874 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 10,964 cases of COVID-19 with 358 hospitalizations and 173 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,964 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19, which is an estimate 935 cases recovered since last week.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,640,201 total cases of COVID-19, with 111,252 hospitalizations, 13,092 intensive care admissions and 35,372 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,377 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 37.82% of the population and up 33 people since last week. Currently, 227 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 680 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,206,160 people have been vaccinated, which is 61.65% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

In Auglaize County, a total of 72 new cases were reported from Feb. 10 to Feb. 17. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Auglaize County has reported 11,354 total cases with 622 hospitalizations and 108 deaths.

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

By Blythe Alspaugh

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