COVID cases see a rise in Shelby County


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



SIDNEY — Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County saw an increase this past week.

There are currently 299 active COVID cases in the county — up 24 cases from the 274 cases reported last week.

In total, Shelby County has reported 11,255 cases of COVID-19 with 368 hospitalizations and 188 deaths during the pandemic. There are 10,956 Shelby County residents total who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Throughout Ohio, there have been 2,815,069 total cases of COVID-19, with 118,289 hospitalizations, 13,696 intensive care admissions and 38,657 resident deaths.

In Shelby County, 18,642 people have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, which is 38.37% of the population and up three people since last week. Currently, 273 children ages 5 to 11 have started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations, with 702 children ages 12 to 17 having started or completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

Statewide, 7,347,530 people have been vaccinated, which is 62.86% 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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