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Health & Wellness Section
As anticipated, the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, last week recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children ages 5–11.
The Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center announced Monday, Nov. 8, that it was closing its doors temporarily for the second time in three months due to COVID-19.
The Ohio Department of Health, or ODH, reported Monday, Nov. 1, that the Centers for Disease Control was expected this week to recommend the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children 5–11 years old.
Ohio reached a milestone in cumulative COVID-19 case numbers last week, topping the 1.5 million mark on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with 1,503,102 positive tests reported since the state’s first cases were logged in early March 2020.
A decline over the past several weeks in COVID-19 numbers for Ohio, Greene County and the 45387 ZIP code suggest that an anticipated mid-October peak may have been reached earlier than expected.
The total number of positive cases in Ohio since the pandemic began rose to 1,467,331 on Sunday, Oct. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The Ohio Department of Health, or ODH, on Saturday, Sept. 25, updated its guidance for COVID-19 vaccination booster shots.
COVID-19 case numbers in Yellow Springs Schools continue to decline, while the seven-day average of new cases in Ohio is increasing.
The wave of cases and hospitalizations continue to escalate at an alarming rate; the Ohio Hospital Association reported that COVID-19 currently accounts for one out of seven hospitalizations in the state.
COVID-19 statistics at a glance: Ohio, Greene County and 45387 area, updated daily