By 1812Blockhouse

From record highs, Richland County schools are now experiencing a rather sharp decline in reported infections of COVID-19 for children and staff.

When the Ohio Department of Health shared updated numbers on Thursday, Richland County districts and individual buildings reported a total of 125 infections in the last week in fourteen school settings. Two weeks ago, that number stood at over twice that amount. Then there were 15 districts or buildings, led by a reported 118 cases in Mansfield City Schools.

This week’s report included the following:

  • Cypress High School — 1 student
  • Discovery — 3 students
  • Foundation Academy — 4 students
  • Interactive Media & Construction — 1 student
  • Lexington — 4 students
  • Lucas — 5 students
  • Madison — 21 students, 4 staff
  • Mansfield Christian — 8 students, 3 staff
  • Mansfield City — 12 students, 3 staff
  • Pioneer — 13 students, 3 staff
  • Plymouth-Shiloh — 2 students
  • Shelby — 31 students, 3 staff
  • St. Peter — 1 student
  • Richland School of Academic Arts — 2 students, 1 staff

Fortunately, this downward trend is matched by a similar decline in long term care facility numbers (assisted living, nursing centers). As of Wednesday, that staff and resident total stood at ten, including the following:

  • Arbors at Mifflin — 1 staf
  • Country Meadow Rehabilitation — 1 staff
  • Lexington Court Care Center — 1 staff
  • Mansfield Memorial Homes — 4 staff
  • The Waterford — 2 residents
  • Wedgewood Estates – 1 staff

Numbers are released each Thursday in Columbus.

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