- Richland County has 2,385 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases with 360 probable cases for a total of 2,745 cases. There have been 249 hospitalizations with 68 current. 53 of those hospitalizations have spent time in the ICU. There have been twenty-eight (28) deaths. 1,637 people on the cumulative list have recovered .Ages range of cases is from 1 month to 98 years; median age is 45.
NOTE: The Ohio Department of Health is reporting that today's data is incomplete; thousands of reports are pending review, due to the overwhelming spread of coronavirus the past two weeks.
- OHIO has 318,151 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases with17,272probable cases for335,423total cases with5,955deaths. Ohio’s presumed-recovered count is 216,619. There are or have been23,958individuals hospitalized in Ohio with 4,360 ICU admissions. Ages range of cases is from <1 to 109; median age is 42.
- The U.S. has 11,766,529 cumulative COVID-19 cases in all 50 states and 5 jurisdictions; 253,064 deaths(5.4%of all cases with an outcome); U.S. Closed Cases: 4,663,773 (recovered or died).
- Global cumulative cases:57,204,849 cases in 213 countries/regions and 2 cruise ships; 1,365,612 deaths (3.6% of all cases with an outcome); Global Closed Cases:38,056,790(recovered or died).
- March 19: Richland County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
- March 20: Ohio has its first death due to coronavirus.
- March 22: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issues a “Shelter at Home” order.
- April 8: Richland County has its first death from COVID-19
- April 10: Deaths from COVID-19 worldwide exceed 100,000.
- May 7: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces many businesses can reopen.
- May 30: The U.S. eclipses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
- July 2: Ohio Governor DeWine announces color coding of counties by COVID-19 spread risk. Richland County starts in Level 2 (Orange) in the Ohio Public Health Alert System.
- July 16: Richland County goes to Level 3 (Red)
- July 22: Ohio Governor DeWine makes face coverings mandatory for the whole state.
- July 30:Richland County goes to Level 1 (Yellow)
- August 6: Richland County goes to Level 2 (Orange)
- August 20-Sept. 10: Richland County at Level 1 (Yellow)
- Sept. 17:Richland County goes to Level 2 (Orange)
- Sept. 25:Richland County still at Level 2 (Orange)
- October 1-29: Richland County at Level 3 (Red) with a high incidence warning.
- November 5: Ohio Governor DeWine reports that all 88 Ohio Counties have High Incidence with very high exposure and spread of COVID-19. Ohio posts its highest number of cases yet.
- November 5:Richland County remains at Level 3 (Red) with a high incidence warning.
- November 12:Richland County remains at Level 3 (Red) with a high incidence warning.
- November 19: Richland County remains at Level 3 (Red) with a high incidence warning.
- November 19: Ohio Governor DeWine starts 21 day curfew for Ohio businesses (10 p.m.)
RICHLAND COUNTY PRECAUTIONS WHILE UNDER LEVEL3
Richland County residents should follow the recommended guidelines for Risk Level 3 (Red) to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Mask Use is Mandatory to enter retail businesses):
- Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
- Wear face coverings in public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
- Increase caution when interacting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers.
- Avoid traveling to high-risk areas.
- Follow good hygiene standards, including:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g., into a tissue, or elbow).
- Avoid contact with anyone who is considered high-risk.
- High-risk individuals should take extra care to follow precautions.
- Decrease in-person interactions outside the household.
- Seek medical care as needed, but limit or avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities to see others as much as possible.
PREVENTION – Steps to take to lessen the chances of getting COVID-19
Use personal prevention protection methods at all times, at home, work, or elsewhere:
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid close contact:
- with people who are sick.
- stay home as much as possible.
- put distance between yourself and other people (at least six feet).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering (mask) when around others.
- Cover coughs and sneezes: use a tissue or cough into your sleeve.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
- Stay home when you are sick.