COVID Update | Nov. 3, 2022
- Published: November 3, 2022
For the second week in a row, Greene County is at a “medium” community level for COVID-19, according to the latest determination by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported Thursday, Oct. 27.
The county is one of 38 in Ohio designated at a medium level. Fifty counties are ranked low, and none are high.
• Greene County’s number of new cases rose for the week of Oct. 20–26, with 208, compared to 188 for the week of Oct. 13–19, according to the CDC. The 45387 ZIP code accounted for three of the most recent week’s cases, the same number as the week before.
• The number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions in the county was one, the same as the week before. Greene county reported no new coronavirus deaths for the week of Oct. 20–26; the county’s total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 527.
• Greene County also reported a rise in the number of new cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period, with 210.7 as of Oct. 27, compared to 183.5 reported Oct. 20. Greene County’s latest numbers put it 16th in the state. Williams County, in the northwest corner of Ohio, was at the top, with 378.8; and Vinton County, in the southeast part of the state, was at the bottom, with 68.8. Ohio’s 88-county average of new cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period rose from 150.7, reported Oct. 20, to 165.1, reported Oct. 27.
• The statewide total of new cases for Oct. 20–26 was 11,663, compared to 11,097 the week before.
• Ohio’s number of new hospitalizations also rose, moving from 422, for Oct. 13–19, to 507, for Oct. 20–26. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state as of Oct. 27 rose to 960 from 874 the week before.
• The number of COVID-related deaths in the state reported Oct. 20–27 was 67, compared to 94 the week before. The total number of deaths in Ohio since the start of the pandemic was 40,178 as of Oct. 27.
• 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.