COVID cases see small rise in Shelby County

By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]

SIDNEY — Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County saw a small increase this week.

There are currently 223 active COVID cases in the county — up nine cases from the 214 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 11,077 cases of COVID-19 with 365 hospitalizations and 187 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,854 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,697,058 total cases of COVID-19, with 115,185 hospitalizations, 13,471 intensive care admissions and 38,428 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,557 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 38.19% of the population and up 19 people since last week. Currently, 270 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 698children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,308,256 people have been vaccinated, which is 62.52% of the population. All Ohioans 5 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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By Blythe Alspaugh

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