This week’s updates on the coronavirus pandemic

• Twenty-five residents and 10 employees at the Meadows of Delphos nursing home tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, one of several active nursing home outbreaks in the region, the Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday.

Other active cases include: six residents and three employees at Mennonite Memorial Home; nine residents and four employees at Meadows of Ottawa; one resident and seven staffers at Meadows of Kalida; three residents at Liberty Retirement Community; one resident and one staffer at Lima Convalescent Home; one resident and one staffer at Lochhaven; one employee at Primrose Retirement Community; three residents at Springview Manor; one resident at the Gardens of Wapakoneta; eight residents at Heritage Center for Rehab & Specialty Care; one employee at Otterbein-Cridersville; two residents at Vancrest-St. Marys; two residents and one employee at Autumn Court; three residents and one employee at Hilty Memorial Home; one employee at Meadows of Leipsic; and two employees at Putnam Heritage, according to ODH.

• A new report found that COVID-19 contributed to a quarter of all maternal deaths recorded in 2020 and 2021, according to an analysis of CDC mortality data released by the non-partisan U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday.

• Allen County Public Health will continue offering updated COVID-19 boosters and influenza vaccines at its off-site immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays at Clock Tower Plaza, 927 N. Cable Road, Lima, in suites 195 and 200, through Friday, Dec. 30.

• There were zero additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 reported in the five-county region in the last seven days, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Allen County

Cases ` 31,364 ` +111

Deaths ` 489 ` 0

Recovered ` 30,520 ` +109

Auglaize County

Cases ` 13,193 ` +55

Deaths ` 191 ` 0

Recovered ` 12,815 ` +37

Hardin County

Cases ` 8,203 ` +17

Deaths ` 164 ` 0

Recovered ` 7,980 ` +35

Putnam County

Cases ` 9,271 ` +29

Deaths ` 159 ` 0

Recovered ` 9,023 ` +27

Van Wert County

Cases ` 7,680 ` +38

Deaths ` 151 ` 0

Recovered ` 7,436 ` +40


Cases ` 3,173,375 ` +11,097

Deaths ` 40,111 ` +74

Recovered ` 3,100,739 ` +10,735

Recovered defined as symptom onset more than 21 days prior, not deceased. Only verified deaths included now.


Updated 2 p.m. 10/20/22


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