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COVID Update | Nov. 24, 2022

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After four weeks at a “medium” community level for COVID-19, Greene County was designated at a “low” level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, as reported Thursday, Nov. 17. A majority of Ohio’s counties, 73, are currently ranked low; 13 are at a medium level and two are “high.”

• Greene County’s number of new cases fell for the week of Nov. 10–16, with 100, compared to 155 for the week of Nov. 3–9. The 45387 ZIP reported no new cases, compared to four the week before.

• The number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in Greene County was six, compared to 28 the week before. The county reported two new coronavirus deaths; the county’s total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 530.

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• Greene County reported a drop in the number of new cases per 100,000 residents over the most recent two-week period, with 145 as of Nov. 17, compared to 174 reported Nov. 10. The county’s latest numbers put it 50th in the state. Williams County, in the northwest corner of Ohio, is at the top, with 250.7; and Holmes County, in the east central part of the state, is at the bottom, with 34.1. Ohio’s 88-county average of new cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period also dropped, from 174.8, reported Nov. 10, to 158.6, reported Nov. 17.

• The statewide total of new cases for Nov. 17 was 10,170, compared to 10,865 the week before.

• Ohio’s number of new hospitalizations also fell slightly, moving from 521, for Nov. 3–9, to 414 for Nov. 10–16. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state as of Nov. 17 numbered 891, compared to 875 the week before.

• The number of COVID-related deaths in the state reported for Nov. 10–16 was 134, compared to eight reported the week before. The total number of deaths in Ohio since the start of the pandemic was 40,391 as of Nov. 17.

• 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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