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 past week.

There are currently 254 active COVID cases in the county — up five cases from the 249 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 11,148 cases of COVID-19 with 366 hospitalizations and 188 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,894 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,763,123 total cases of COVID-19, with 116,813 hospitalizations, 13,596 intensive care admissions and 38,628 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,616 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 38.31% of the population and up 22 people since last week. Currently, 272 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 700 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,333,521 people have been vaccinated, which is 62.74% 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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