COVID cases continue decline in Shelby County


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



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

There are currently 220 active COVID cases in the county — down 10 cases from the 230 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 11,049 cases of COVID-19 with 364 hospitalizations and 186 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,829 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,672,801 total cases of COVID-19, with 113,869 hospitalizations, 13,384 intensive care admissions and 38,042 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,507 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 38.09% of the population and up one person since last week. Currently, 266 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 692 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,280,980 people have been vaccinated, which is 62.29% 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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