Miami County Public Health COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 No Comments

 

 

Miami County – Miami County is currently at an Orange #2 COVID-19 Risk Level. This is due to Miami County meeting the criteria for 3 of the 7 Alert Indicators:

 

  • 50+ cases /100,000 population within last 2 weeks
  • More than 50% of new cases are from non-congregate care living
  • Sustained increase in Outpatient visits for COVID-19 symptoms over the past 5 days

 

This risk level indicates increased exposure and spread of COVID-19. It is advised that community members exercise a high degree of caution and follow all current health orders. Limit events over ten people and non-essential activities as much as possible.

For more information on the Public Health Advisory System visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/

Since Aug 7th, 2020, there have been 155 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new hospitalizations and 2 new deaths reported. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Miami County to 974, with 792 confirmed cases and 182 probable cases, 102 hospitalizations and 40 deaths, with 756 presumed recovered.

In an effort to keep the community informed about the spread of COVID-19 in Miami County, MCPH is tracking positive cases in each zip code.

 

Schools are beginning to reopen and to help keep students & staff safe, MCPH encourages the community to practice safe social distancing and wear a face covering when you are out in public.  If you have symptoms, or if you live with someone with symptoms, stay home. Please do not attend school, social gatherings or events. These are the only steps we can take to slow the spread.

 

MCPH will continue to work keeping the community safe and informed as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Miami County.

 

 

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