Miami County Health Department Update
Information provided by the Miami County Health Department
MIAMI COUNTY - Miami County is currently at an Orange #2 COVID-19 Risk Level. This is due to Miami County meeting the criteria for 2 of the 7 Alert Indicators:
⦁ 50+ cases /100,000 population within last 2 weeks
⦁ More than 50% of new cases are from non-congregate care living
This risk level indicates increased exposure and spread of COVID-19. It is advised that community members exercise a high degree of caution and follow all current health orders. Limit events over ten people and non-essential activities as much as possible.
For more information on the Public Health Advisory System, click HERE.
Since Aug 20th, there have been 135 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new hospitalizations and 3 new deaths reported. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Miami County to 1099, with 903 confirmed cases and 196 probable cases, 117 hospitalizations and 43 deaths, with 899 presumed recovered.
In an effort to keep the community informed about the spread of COVID-19 in Miami County, MCPH is tracking positive cases in each zip code.
This weekend is Labor Day and it may be tempting to host or attend a social gathering, but MCPH is encouraging the community to limit social gatherings and events. We want to avoid the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the weeks that followed the 4th of July weekend. If it is necessary to go out, practice safe social distancing and wear a face covering when you are out in public. If you are sick or if you live with someone who is sick, stay home. Please do not attend social gatherings or events. These are the only steps we can take to slow the spread.
MCPH will continue to work keeping the community safe and informed as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Miami County.