By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Health
Some rather dramatic statistics were shared today by the Ohio Department of Health relating to the incidence of COVID-19 in Richland County schools.
In this case, “dramatic” is a good thing, at least for almost all districts and schools reported no new infections during the last seven days.
The exception to that rule was Crestview Schools, which appears to have had a localized outbreak. Officials there reported that 24 students and 20 staff tested positive. In the entire rest of the county there were only five cases — one student in Mansfield City Schools, one student and two staff in Shelby Schools, and two students at Pioneer in Shelby.
On Thursday, Richland County welcomed Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who traveled to Richland Public Health in Mansfield to tour their vaccine clinic and thank the staff and healthcare providers for their efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Most of the 100 Ohioans being vaccinated during the visit today were receiving their second dose.
To date, Richland Public Health has vaccinated 2,705 individuals (948 fully vaccinated) at their clinic that typically runs Monday-Friday.
During the Governor’s weekly press conference, Husted had the opportunity to look on as two Richland County residents received their shot: Ms. Doris Rheinbolt received her second dose and Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker received his first dose, respectively.
In total, there are 947,389 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 16,611 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 49,061 people have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic, including 7,002 admissions to intensive care units.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was live from Richland Public Health during Governor Mike DeWine’s press conference today to watch RN Amanda Crawford give a COVID-19 vaccine shot to Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker. pic.twitter.com/l1tbG9xwvK
— Richland Health (@RichlandHealth1) February 18, 2021