EIGHT NEW DEATHS REPORTED
Eight new deaths have been connected to COVID-19 in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health and local health departments.
Four of those deaths were reported in Hardin County. The newest deaths there included a woman in her 60s who died Nov. 25 after an onset date of Nov. 11 and a hospital admission on Nov. 17; a man in his 70s who died Nov. 19 after an onset date of Oct. 26 and an admission date of Nov. 3; a woman older than 80 who died Nov. 17 after an onset date of Oct. 30 and an admission date of Nov. 1; and a man in his 80s who died Nov. 8 after an onset and admission date of Nov. 2.
The remaining death was in Allen County. It involved a 79-year-old male who died Tuesday after an onset date of Nov. 2 and a hospital admission of Nov. 15.
Auglaize County Health Department acknowledged three deaths that haven’t appeared on the state’s site yet, including two men between ages 70 and 90 and a woman with an age between 60 and 80.
• Allen County Public Health will be open to the public from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in December due to the increasing number of new coronavirus cases in the community. Services will be limited during those hours, with immunizations available by appointment and family planning services available via telehealth so health department staff can dedicate more of their time to the COVID-19 response.
“Our public health priority right now is conducting COVID-19 disease investigation and contact tracing,” Allen County Public Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn said. “Because of continuingly increasing COVID-19 spread in the community we need to devote as many staff hours as possible to the COVID-19 response.”
Call 419-228-6154 to schedule a family planning appointment or 419-228-4457 to schedule an immunization appointment.
• Allen and Putnam counties will be hosting pop-up testing sites next week free of charge for participants. No appointment, or doctor’s orders, are needed to be tested, but testing quantities are limited. Results for those tested are expected to be available in two to three days.
Those looking to be tested are also being asked to bring insurance information, but such info is not necessary in order to be tested.
Information for the two testing sites are as follows:
Putnam County, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, to be held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, 1490 S. Agner St.
Allen County, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, to be held at the University of Northwestern Ohio, 1760 N. Eastown Road.
Cases ` 5,594 ` +88
Deaths ` 94 ` +1
Recovered ` 3,745 ` +152
Cases ` 2,619 ` +65
Deaths ` 39 ` 0
Recovered ` 1,915 ` +61
Cases ` 1,185 ` +30
Deaths ` 25 ` +4
Recovered ` 634 ` +22
Cases ` 2,420 ` +16
Deaths ` 54 ` 0
Recovered ` 1,934 ` +108
Van Wert County
Cases ` 1,108 ` +29
Deaths ` 18 ` 0
Recovered ` 689 ` +25
Cases ` 437,928 ` +7,835
Deaths ` 6,671 ` +123
Recovered ` 289,768 ` +9,052
Recovered defined as symptom onset more than 21 days prior, not deceased.
Updated 2 p.m. 12/2/20
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