Ohio Public Health Alert Level:
Union County remains at an “Orange” alert through the weekly Ohio Public Health Alert System. Union County continues to meet two of the seven warning indicators:
Indicator 1, Per Capita New Cases – We remain above 50 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous two weeks (64.42 new cases per 100,000 over the previous two weeks). The CDC threshold denoting moderately high activity is 50 cases per 100,000 people.
Indicator 2, Cases in Non-Congregate Settings – We continue to see more than 50% of new cases occurring in the community rather than in a congregate living setting at least once during the previous three weeks.
We continue to be below thresholds for outpatient visits, ER visits, hospitalizations and ICU care for symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
You can view the full weekly profile for Union County at coronavirus.ohio.gov
Union County Case Summary:
As of 3:30pm on Sept. 04, Union County is reporting 34 actively ill individuals following isolation protocols and 0 current hospitalizations. To date, 295 individuals have been released from isolation and no longer considered infectious. 19 individuals have required hospitalization during the course of their illness. 1 COVID-19 related death has been reported in a Union County resident. Roughly 6% of total reported cases in Union County have resulted in hospitalization, ICU care or death. In total, 330 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Union County residents. 277 cases have been lab confirmed and 53 have been probable per case definition provided by the CDC and Ohio Infectious Disease Control Manual. The average age of a Union County COVID-19 case is 37 with an age range <1 to 97. Roughly 50% of cases have been male and 50% have been female.
Celebrate Labor Day Safely:
After the July 4th holiday, we saw about a three fold increase in our weekly cases for July in comparison to June. We moved from less than 10 cases a week in June to between 30 and 35 new cases reported each week of July following the 4th of July holiday. As many of us make plans to celebrate Labor Day, we encourage all residents to keep making the efforts to slow the virus.
– Stay home if you are feeling sick
– Avoid large gatherings
– Keep 6′ from others not in your household
– Wear a mask when out
– Wash hands frequently and thoroughly
– Cover coughs and sneezes
– Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth