Wyandot County Public Health is changing its county COVID-19 reporting schedule. Posts will now be shared once per week on Fridays, and the Tuesday post will be removed. This change is occurring for two reasons: 1) The Ohio Department of Health updates COVID-19 counts on a weekly basis on Thursdays. The Tuesday COVID-19 post, as a result, shares mostly repeated information; and 2) Wyandot County cases remain low and active cases and hospitalization fluctuations are minimal between the Tuesday and Friday posting times. If cases spike in the future, Wyandot County Public Health may reverse this decision as needed. Wyandot County Public Health’s priority in sharing these posts is ensuring community members can make informed decisions about their own health.
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 18 and older are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Wyandot County Public Health. Youth aged 6 months to 17 years may receive COVID vaccinations by appointment on Mondays and Fridays. To schedule, call 419-294-3852. Free COVID-19 test kits are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last.
There is one* active case of COVID-19 in Wyandot County. There are no patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Per the Ohio Department of Health, the cumulative case count since March 2020 is 6,719. This includes 4,834 lab-confirmed cases and 1,885 probable cases. Of the reported individuals, there have been 112 deaths. ODH updates these numbers weekly on Thursdays. A total of 6,632* individuals have been released from isolation.
Wyandot County’s community level per the CDC is low (green). Prevention recommendations include staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters and avoiding contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Those who are at high risk of getting very sick should talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions. For a complete overview of community levels visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.
As of 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Ohio Department of Health has reported 3,435,359 confirmed and probable cases, 140,069 hospitalizations, and 42,126 Ohio resident deaths. These numbers are updated by ODH weekly on Thursdays. For additional statewide case information, download the COVID Summary data spreadsheet here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/dashboards/COVIDSummaryData.csv.
* The current active cases and end of isolation numbers are reported using the 10-day end of isolation guidelines per the CDC’s current end of isolation recommendations. These numbers differ from state reported numbers, which are based on a 21-day recovery period.