Health Department Updates Community on Vaccinations, COVID-19 Information
Information provided by Miami County Public Health
MIAMI COUNTY – Miami County remains at a Red #3 COVID-19 risk level. This Red #3 COVID-19 Risk Level is due to Miami County meeting the criteria for 2 of the 7 Alert Indicators and continue to be listed as a High Incidence Area:
⦁ 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 very high exposure and spread of COVID-19. It is advised that community members limit activities as much as possible and follow all current health orders. Limit events over ten people and non-essential activities as much as possible. In addition to the 2 indicators met, Miami County is listed as a High Incidence area. Currently, Miami County is ranked 15th out of the 88 counties for highest case rate/100,000. Miami County will stay at a Red level #3 until we are no longer in the high incidence category.
For more information on the Public Health Advisory System, click HERE.
In the month of December, there 2654 new COVID-19 cases, 117 new hospitalizations and 5 new death reported. Since January 1, 2021, there have been 649 new cases which brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Miami County to 8229, with 7364 confirmed cases and 865 probable cases, 415 hospitalizations and 73 deaths, with 6680 presumed recovered.
Counties throughout Ohio began vaccinating individuals in Phase 1a in late December. As we move into the new year, public health is planning for the next phases in the efforts to vaccinate Ohioans and help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Miami County is still scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals in group 1a. Miami County Public Health is asking community members to be patient as more information on the vaccine rollout for phase 1b will be coming out later next week. Community members are encouraged to continue wearing masks or facial coverings, stay 6 feet from one another, washing hands frequently, and if you are sick, stay home and away from others as much as possible.
MCPH continues to work diligently to keep the community safe and informed as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Miami County.