There are 130 active cases of COVID-19 in Delaware County, the Delaware General Health District reported Monday. That’s up from June 29, when there were 104 active cases; and June 26, when there were 72 active cases.
“We cannot stress enough the importance of following these safety guidelines when going out in public,” the DGHD stated in a Facebook post on July 1. “Wear a mask covering, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor for symptoms, and stay home if sick.”
Since the pandemic began, the DGHD reports there have been a total of 520 cases (413 confirmed and 107 probable) in the county with 12 deaths. There were 465 cases on July 2 and 438 cases as of June 29. Since reporting in the county began on March 18, there have been 50 hospitalizations, with five people currently hospitalized. The median age is 43, the age range is 1 to 90, and an equal percentage of men and women have either had confirmed or probable cases of the novel coronavirus.
Worldwide, the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard states that as of Monday afternoon, there were nearly 11.5 million people confirmed to have COVID-19. On Thursday, it was more than 10.7 million people. The world population is 7.8 billion.
The United States has nearly 2.9 million confirmed cases. The second-most nation is Brazil with more than 1.6 million cases, followed by India, Russia, Peru, Chile, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Germany, South Africa, Bangladesh, Colombia, Canada, Qatar and China.
Globally, there have been 535,185 deaths attributed to the pandemic. The U.S. has had 130,007 deaths. The U.S. has an estimated population of 333 million. More than 6.2 million people have recovered worldwide, up from 5.5 million last week. Brazil has more than a million recovered and is followed closely by the U.S. More than 35 million tests have been administered in the United States. Ohio remains 12th-most, with 868,762 persons tested.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states on its website that 41 of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions are reporting more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19. Many of those states, such as Ohio, have 40,000 or more cases.
Ohio has 55,956 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health stated Monday. Of those cases, 54,232 are confirmed and 3,724 are probable based on the CDC expanded case definition. There were 8,249 hospitalizations and 2,077 intensive care unit admissions. There are 2,927 total deaths, with 2,677 confirmed from COVID-19 and 250 probable. There are 40,813 people who are presumed to have recovered.
Franklin County has the highest number of cases in the state with 10,410 and the most deaths at 429.
Cuyahoga County has the second-most cases at 7,013 and the most hospitalizations at 1,575. Hamilton is third with more than 6,000 cases. Five counties, Lucas, Marion, Pickaway, Summit and Montgomery, have more than 2,000 cases. Other counties listing more than a thousand cases are Mahoning, Butler, Columbiana, Stark and now Lorain. Morgan and Noble County each has the fewest cases with 11.
The ODH is reporting Delaware County has had a total of 582 cases, with 59 total hospitalizations and 15 deaths. The DGHD states the discrepancies are because the portions of Columbus, Dublin and Westerville that are in Delaware County are being handled by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health.
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