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COVID-19 Update

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Vaccines available for 16+

• All Ohioans 16 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine (Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for 16- and 17- year-olds). To schedule an appointment, visit: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

• This week, the state is opening 11 mass vaccination clinics across the state, in addition to four mobile clinics. The two nearest mass vaccination sites to Yellow Springs are at the Wilmington Airpark in Clinton County and the Dayton-Montgomery County Convention Center in Dayton.

• As of Tuesday, March 30, 28.4% of the population of the state had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 71% of those 70 and older. Greene County is on par with state averages, with a 30.2% vaccination rate. Nationally, Ohio lags many other states in the vaccine rollout. Ranked by percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated, Ohio is 28th out of 50 states.

Cases on the upswing

After two months of decline, the biweekly case incidence of COVID-19 in Ohio ticked back up over the week. There were 146.9 new cases per 100,000 for the two-week period ending March 25, up from 143.8 the week prior. Clark County remained the county with the highest new case incidence rate, for the second straight week. Its biweekly case rate per 100,000 is 253.6. Meanwhile, six counties across the state dropped to “orange” or “yellow” over the week. Other statewide measures moved up slightly over the week, including hospitalization counts and daily case averages.

• The incidence of COVID-19 in Greene County is growing again, and the county remains solidly “red.” After its biweekly case rate dropped to close to 100 per 100,000 last week, it bounced back up to 129.5 for the week ending March 25. Other signs indicate the illness is spreading here, with the county meeting statewide indicators of “high incidence” for new cases, emergency room visits and hospital admissions. Greene County ranked 45th out of 88 counties for its per capita case rate over those two weeks.

Greene County’s moving seven-day average moved up 27 new cases per day as of Tuesday, March 30, about on par with its level in mid-February. That’s up from the daily average of 13 new cases in mid-March. The 45387 Zip code added three new cases of COVID-19 over the week, also slightly higher than in recent weeks.

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