Schools

Number Of Infections Grows In Delaware County Schools, Governor Talks About Schools And COVID

23 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The number of positive COVID tests reported from Delaware County school districts and buildings grew when numbers were announced on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.

Led by a reported 46 student cases at Olentangy Local Schools, there were a total of 130 cases among students and staff. This number is an increase from the 79 positive tests included in the total two weeks ago.

That shared, there were 6 districts or buildings included, down 2 from the September 9 report. Those included: More…

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Schools

Delaware County Schools Report A Doubling In COVID Infections

10 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Delaware County’s educational facilities.

Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings more than doubled in the last seven days.

The footprint of that impact has also increased, with eight schools/buildings involved, versus six last week. More…

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Schools

COVID Cases Grow Slightly In Delaware County Schools

2 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Perhaps reflecting its location in the most vaccinated county in the state, school districts and buildings in Delaware County showed a relatively modest increase of reported COVID infections on Thursday in numbers published by the Ohio Department of Health.

Those figures showed that 36 students and 13 staff had new reported cases, for a total of 39.

Last Thursday, in the first set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 34 reported cases during the previous week. These included 29 new student infections and 5 staff. These were found in six different school districts and buildings. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Approaching Fifty Percent Total Completed Vaccinations

16 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

For weeks, Delaware County has been the only county in Ohio to achieve a 50% rate in terms of initial COVID-19 vaccinations.

That trend continues. On Saturday, numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health show that the county has now had 115,905 initial vaccinations received, which represents 55.41% of the eligible population.

At the same time, those who have completed the process — obtaining two shots of either the Modern or Pfizer vaccine or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — now number 103,283. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Now At Orange Level In Ohio Public Health Advisory System

14 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

A day after the announcement by Governor DeWine about the termination of most pandemic health orders, it was learned that hard work by Delaware Countians to remain vigilant about the COVID-19 virus, including state-leading vaccination rates, has had a positive result.

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health announced that Delaware County had fallen to Level 2, or “Orange Level” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System for the first time since October of last year.

Two of that system’s “indicators” were met this week — that of new cases per capita and the percentage of cases which are in non-congregate settings. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Still Leading Ohio In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware County is still setting the pace in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken as compared to other counties in central Ohio and the state as a whole, with the most residents by percentage participating.

As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March.

As would be expected, however, numbers of second shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines continue strong. It will take another couple of weeks for the current slowdown to be reflected in those figures. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Governor Announces Two More Health Orders

28 Apr , 2021  

.Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed the following public health orders:

Source: Ohio Department of Health

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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. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Leads State, Area In Vaccination Rates

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware Countians are obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines at a quicker rate than anywhere else in Ohio.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,985,578 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 34.10% of those eligible. Of those, 2,459,174, or 21.04%, of them have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Delaware County, 91,157 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 43.58% of those eligible. 24.90%, or 52,087 of those individuals have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Increase In Indicators Not Reflected In School, Long-Term Care Case Numbers

9 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

While there is a noticeable turnaround in the recent decline of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, that change has not been reflected in numbers reported by Delaware County schools and long-term care facilities over the same period.

The number of new weekly infections has increased in the last two weeks, from 458 over the two weeks before April 1 to 497 in the two weeks before April 8. Also, one of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicators have been triggered again — the number of outpatient visits. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.

Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.

Here are the numbers for Ohio and Delaware County: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Setting The Vaccination Pace In Central Ohio

22 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Numbers shared on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health suggest that Delaware Countians are taking vaccination against COVID-19 very seriously.

Across Ohio, 2,730,835 people — or 23.36% of the population — have taken at least one shot of an authorized vaccine; 1,565.614 people have completed that process (one or two shots depending on the vaccine). That represents 13.39% of Ohioans.

A small portion of those represent shot takers whose residency was not reported or who are residents of other states. More…

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