Life in Delaware County

A Bit Of A Better Week For Delaware County, COVID-Wise

23 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As statewide COVID-19 case numbers stabilize, Delaware County’s reported cases are doing the same.

In fact, the figures released for key trends showed some improvement this week. At the same time, school case numbers remained relatively high.

Thursday is the date when weekly numbers are released by the Ohio Department of Health. Delaware County remains at Level 3, or “Red,” under the Ohio Public Health Advisory system.

Indicators met include new cases per capita, non-congregate cases, and emergency room visits. In terms of new cases, the two week average went from 231.38 per 100,000 residents on April 15 to 207.96 this week. Numerically, that represents a decrease from 484 to 435 new cases reported.

Delaware County schools shared news of 44 new cases of COVID-19

This week, there were a total of six districts/schools reporting new cases, with 42 students and 2 staff involved. Those are:

  • Big Walnut – 1 student
  • Buckeye Valley — 3 students
  • DACC – 1 staff
  • Delaware City – 5 students
  • Olentangy – 28 students, 1 staff
  • St. Paul – 5 students

There were only 1 staff case reported in the county’s long term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living), as follows:

  • County View of Sunbury = 1 staff
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