The number of COVID-19 infections has risen precipitously in Ohio over the last several weeks and days, giving rise to some of the first concerted action in weeks by the State of Ohio.
At the same time, local schools’ reported number of cases remains steady.
In late November, the number of new cases in Delaware County school districts and buildings was averaging a bit over 150 a week. When numbers were released on Tuesday of this week by the Ohio Department of Health, it was reported that 136 cases were present this past week, representing 129 students and 7 staff members. More…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
.Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed the following public health orders:
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…
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…