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COVID Update | Nov. 10, 2022

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For the third week in a row, Greene County is at a “medium” community level for COVID-19, according to the latest ratings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported Thursday, Nov. 3. The county is one of 35 in Ohio designated at a medium level. Seven counties are ranked high, and 46 are low.

• Greene County’s number of new cases fell for the week of Oct. 27–Nov. 2, with 146, compared to 208 for the week Oct. 20–26, according to the CDC. The 45387 ZIP code accounted for two of the most recent week’s new cases, one fewer than the week before.

• The number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in Greene County was 35, compared to one the week before. The county reported one new coronavirus death, after a week with none; the county’s total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 528.

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• Greene County also reported a drop in the number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period, with 183.5 as of Nov. 3, compared to 210.7 reported Oct. 27. The county’s latest numbers put it 42nd in the state. Williams County, in the northwest corner of Ohio, is at the top, with 504.2; and Holmes County, in the eastern central part of the state, is at the bottom, with 45.5. Ohio’s 88-county average of new cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period rose from 165.1, reported Oct. 27, to 182, reported Nov. 3.

• The statewide total of new cases for Oct. 27–Nov. 2 was 12,262, compared to 11,663 the week before.

• Ohio’s number of new hospitalizations also rose, moving from 507, for Oct. 20–26, to 538, for Oct. 27–Nov. 3. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state as of Nov. 3 numbered 1,050, compared to 960 the week before.

• The number of COVID-related deaths in the state reported for Oct. 28–Nov. 3 was 71, compared to 67 the week before. The total number of deaths in Ohio since the start of the pandemic was 40,249 as of Nov. 3.

• Free rapid antigen tests can be obtained from the Greene County Health Department, 360 Wilson Drive, Xenia; and through the county library system. The county libraries no longer distribute proctored test kits; the currently available kits are for personal use only and cannot be used for travel, return to school or to end a quarantine. Call the Yellow Springs Library at 937-352-4003 for current availability and the procedure for pickup.

Test kits are no longer available through the federal government’s postal program.

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