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48th COVID death reported Thursday

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Thursday, Wyandot County Public Health reported th 48th COVID-19 death in Wyandot County and advised the public to continue to be vigilant in protecting themselves and others as the virus spreads rapidly through the community.

Thursday, there were 447 active cases of COVID-19 in Wyandot County. The cumulative case count since March 2020 is 1,869. This includes 1,5003 lab-confirmed cases, 341 probable cases, and 25 probable cases based on positive antibody tests.

There are currently 7 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 with a cumulative count of 133 hospitalizations. Of the reported individuals, there have been 48 deaths and 1,374 patients have completed their isolation period.

Continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings in public, clean and disinfect regularly, monitor health daily and wash hands frequently.

Wyandot County currently is at a level three (red) on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. At level three, there is very high exposure and spread and county residents are asked to limit activities as much as possible. 

A website for Wyandot County residents to preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine is available at wyandotgetvaccinated.com.

Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 807,293 confirmed and probable cases, 42,491 hospitalizations, and 9,990 deaths in Ohio.

For additional statewide case information, download the COVID Summary data spreadsheet at coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/COVIDSummaryData.csv.

The Ohio Department of Health has created a dashboard which provides both local and regional data at coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/dashboard.

A statewide mandated face covering order is in place. All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times.

— At an indoor location that is not a residence.

— Outdoors, but unable to maintain 6-foot social distance from people who are not household members.

— Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include:

— Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability.

— Those who are actively exercising or playing sports.

— Those who are officiants at religious services.

— Those who are actively involved in public safety.

— Those who are actively eating or drinking. 

Antibody testing currently is available to the public. As Wyandot County Public Health receives the results of these tests, it will be reported using specific criteria. If the patient received a positive antibody test and had been in close contact with a lab-confirmed case, linked to a community outbreak or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, the case will be labeled as probable. A positive antibody test result meeting none of these conditions will be considered a suspected case.

For more information on antibody tests, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html.

Additional information is available at the ODH information line by calling 833-4-ASK-ODH and at the CDC’s website cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.


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