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Coronavirus Section :: Page 3
While COVID-19 case numbers continue to be historically high, there is some indication that Ohio is rounding a bend in the pandemic’s Omicron-variant-fueled surge.
The number of COVID-related Ohio deaths during the week of Jan. 9–15 reached a new weekly high at 850, compared to 625 the week before.
YS schools reported 13 positive cases, with seven among middle/high school students, four Mills Lawn students and two district staff.
The daily number of new COVID-19 cases seems to be exploding exponentially, with the Ohio Department of Health, or ODH, reporting historically high figures for the pandemic across the state over the past week.
Deaths in Ohio since the start of the pandemic surpassed 28,000 on Friday, Dec. 16. Deaths in the U.S. have exceeded 800,000, according to Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, the director of the Ohio Department of Health.
The Ohio Department of Health, or ODH, reported Saturday, Dec. 11, that the first two cases of the Omicron variant had been confirmed in Ohio.
After more than a month charting a gradual decline in new COVID-19 case numbers, Ohio saw a slight rise last week, according to the most recent data from the Ohio Department of Health, or ODH.
Greene County’s total of new cases reported for the week of Sunday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 4, rose significantly, however, from the week before, with a total of 531 new cases, compared to the previous week’s total of 308.
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.