Public Health reports new COVID-19 cases

New death reported in 70-79 age range

R-H Staff

PREBLE COUNTY — Recent data from Preble County Public Health shows COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

Compared to last week, the seven-day moving average showed 216 new cases and an average of 528.35 (+51.37) cases per 100,000 residents, an increase of 20.67 percent.

As of Monday, Sept. 13, Preble County has 528 active cases, up from 425 last week.

Preble County’s case rate has steadily risen since June, and is now at its highest since late 2020. Forty cases reported on Monday, Aug. 30, was the most in a single day since 48 were reported on Jan. 4.

Eaton Community Schools reported seven new student cases and one new staff case, while Twin Valley Community Schools reported eight new student cases and two new staff cases. Cases were not reported at National Trail, Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North or the Preble County Educational Service Center.

As of Sept. 7, the overall case count breaks down to 687 (+46) cases in the 0-19 range, 648 (+23) cases in 20-29, 646 (+34) cases in 30-39, 718 (+29) cases in 40-49, 714 (+26) cases in 50-59, 614 (+17) cases in 60-69, 437 (+12) cases in 70-79, and 261 (+2) cases for those 80 and up.

Overall, there have been 110 (+1) COVID-19 deaths in Preble County and 4,725 (+199) total cases since the pandemic began. Additionally, 333 (+12) county residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Among COVID-19 deaths in Preble County, one was in the 40-49 age range, four were in the 50-59 range, 18 were in the 60-69 range, 44 were in the 70-79 range, and 43 were in the 80 and up range.

All Ohio counties are now classified as having a “high” level of community transmission, according to the CDC.

As of Sept. 13, 15,513 (+203) county residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or 37.9 percent of the county’s population.

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New death reported in 70-79 age range

R-H Staff