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Richland County Falling Behind In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Richland County is holding its own in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken, at least as compared to other counties in north central Ohio.

Compared to the state as a whole, however, the county is lagging somewhat behind.

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. More…

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County Schools, Nursing Homes COVID Numbers Remain Low

2 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio and Richland County’s noticeable turnaround in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is generally reflected last week in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities.

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

23 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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

In fact, the figures released for key trends, as well as for the County’s schools and senior residential facilities, showed some improvement this week.

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

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

9 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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 Richland County schools and long-term care facilities over the same period.

The number of new weekly infections has increased by 40% in the last two weeks, and two of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicators have been triggered again — the number of emergency room visits and outpatient visits. It has been several weeks since the last time these particular measures have been met.

That shared, cases reported in Richland County schools, as well as in nursing homes and assisted living centers, have not increased in a corresponding manner. More…

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Richland County, North Central Ohio Lagging State In Vaccination Rates

3 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The number of Richland Countians obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, is lagging behind state averages.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,571,137 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 30.55% of those eligible. Of those, 2,075,856, or 17.76%, have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Richland County, 29,830 have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 24.62% of those eligible. 15.74%, or 19,067, 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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Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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 Richland County: More…

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Richland County, North Central Ohio Lagging Behind A Bit In Vaccinations

22 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Numbers shared on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health suggest that Richland Countians, as well as other residents of north central Ohio, have somewhat lower rates of participation than elsewhere in the state in terms of COVID-19 vaccination.

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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Richland County Schools COVID Count Decreasing

20 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

As we shared last Thursday, Richland County found itself all alone in the “Purple” Level of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System after numbers were released by the State of Ohio.

Although placed in the most serious level, there was some indication that the number of COVID-19 cases and their impact have recently begun to level off.

This conclusion is buttressed by the fact that the number of students and staff in Richland County Schools testing positive for the COVID-19 virus fell for the first time in three weeks. More…

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Richland County Now The Only Purple Level County In Ohio

18 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System’s latest update was shared on Thursday afternoon, and Richland County was afforded a most unwelcome distinction.

The county is now the only one in Ohio with a “Purple” or Level 4 rating, the most serious given in the system. Four northeastern Ohio counties fell from “Purple” to “Red” this week.

This designation comes despite Richland County failing to meet two of the standard indicators — Emergency Department Visits and Outpatient Visits. Once reaching the “Purple” designation, Ohio counties remain there until there are five or fewer indicators each week for two successive weeks. More…

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Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers: Richland Remains Purple; Local School Cases Increase

11 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

There were very few positive aspects to the COVID-19 numbers released Thursday afternoon by Ohio Department of Health.

On one hand, Richland County remains at the “Purple” Level under the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, the highest level possible.

On the other hand, the number of reported positive tests from students and staff in Richland County schools continued to climb, albet at a slower pace.

Richland County was one of five counties at the Purple Level, down from eight counties last Thursday. More…

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COVID Cases in County Schools Continue To Increase

4 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Thursday’s release of information from the Ohio Department of Health included the weekly look at reported statistics from Ohio’s public and private schools.

For Richland County, these numbers continued an unfortunate trend of increases in student and staff cases of COVID-19. The figure of 77 new cases reported this week was 10 higher than that shared on November 28, and 23 higher than the 54 cases reported the Thursday before that.

These 77 cases involve 40 students and 37 staff members. It is unknown how the return of remote learning with some county schools impacted these numbers. On Thursday, Richland Source shared this overview of how various districts are handling that difficult decision. More…

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Richand Turns Purple For First Time

4 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, statewide and locally, was borne out in numbers released on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.

The result was that Richland County, for the very first time, joined those Ohio counties designated as “Purple,” or Level 4, under the State of Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System.

Across Ohio, 8,921 cases were reported in the previous 24 hours, the fifth highest reported single day increase since the pandemic began. This brings the state’s total to 446,849 individual COVID-19 cases. 6,753 Ohioans have now died, an increase of 82 since Wednesday. More…

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Three Counties Join Franklin In Reaching Purple Level; Richland Moves To Watch List

26 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Information released today by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) painted a more colorful — and more sinister — picture of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio.

This holds true for Richland County as well.

Today’s update shows the impact of sizable and ongoing increases in cases and resulting impact on the state’s health care systems. Several Ohio counties are beginning to move into heretofore uncharted waters in terms of statistics.

Case in point — As shared by ODH, Montgomery, Lake and Lorain counties have moved to the highest risk level (purple or level 4) of the state advisory system. Franklin County remains at the highest risk level for the second week and 11 counties have moved to the watch list in the system. More…

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COVID Numbers By Zip Code

14 Nov , 2020  

By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohioans have long been able to track the spread of COVID-19 in their respective counties.

Now, they can find even more specific information about COVID-19 spread in their own zip code.

The Ohio Department of Health recently debuted its “Cases by Zip Code” dashboard, available online here. Users can search by individual zip code and filter the data by time period (cumulative, last two weeks or last 30 days). More…

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Richland Public Health To Reopen Building; Shares Current COVID Numbers

3 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Richland Public Health

Richland Public Health has announced that it will reopen its building, located at 555 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, to the public on Monday, November 9. This is almost a year to the date of the groundbreaking for building renovations that were held up due to COVID-19.

Richland Public Health was closed to the public on March 19 because of coronavirus pandemic although staff continued to work under several modified plans.

When the building closed, construction on the front entrance and West Wing of Richland Public Health, which began in November 2019, also ceased. When coronavirus restrictions were lifted, construction resumed. More…

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