Active Shelby County cases drop below 400


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



SIDNEY — Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County continue a steady decline.

There are currently 331 active COVID cases in the county — down 158 cases from the 489 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 10,994 cases of COVID-19 with 360 hospitalizations and 177 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,663 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,649,692 total cases of COVID-19, with 112,056 hospitalizations, 13,187 intensive care admissions and 36,267 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,392 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 37.85% of the population and up 15 people since last week. Currently, 228 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 681 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,219,437 people have been vaccinated, which is 61.76% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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

By Blythe Alspaugh

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