According to updated numbers from the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, Scioto County is now reporting four cases of COVID-19. However, Scioto County EMA Deputy Director Larry Mullins says that number is a mistake and there are only 3 confirmed cases in the county. He did not say how the mistake was made. This erroneous case was reported in Saturday afternoon’s 2 pm case update on the state’s website.
None of the Scioto County patients are hospitalized with the virus.
The numbers for surrounding counties stand at:
- Pike County – 1
- Lawrence County – 15
- Adams County – 3
- Jackson County – 2
- Greenup County, KY – 5
- Boyd County, KY -23
Ohio’s most recent Coronavirus numbers are:
- Cases – 6,250 Presumed
- Cases – 6,187 Confirmed
- Hospitalizations – 1,859
- ICU Admissions – 572
- Deaths – 247 presumed
- Deaths – 242-Confirmed
- Age Range – less than 1 week -101
As Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton is fond of reminding people, these statistics are a “gross underestimation” of the the actual number of people with Coronavirus. Most people with the illness will not be tested or even have symptoms severe enough to required treatment beyond taking some Tylenol and resting at home during self-quarantine.
Here’s a wrap up of the major COVID-19 news Scioto County Daily News’ Team Coverage shared with you from the past week:
- In-state COVID-19 testing is not available to hospitals despite the Governor’s order for hospitals to test in-state
- Testing shortage is caused by a lack of chemicals called reagents not by lack of lab facilities.
- Faster-acting tests are on the way to Ohio.
- Testing is limited to those showing severe symptoms of the virus.
- The CDC has changed its standards to count presumed as well as confirmed Coronavirus cases.
- Southern Ohio should have enough hospital beds to handle a surge in cases.
- Ohio companies are stepping forward to manufacture PPE for first responders and health care workers
- The families of Ohio inmates say their loved ones are not being properly protected form Coronavirus
- All Ohio inmates will be tested at facilities where there’s a case of COVID-19.
- The Governor deployed the National Guard to assist at Elkton Federal Prison.
- SNAP benefits have been increased to all families receiving benefits
- Medicaid prescription rules were eased
Stick with Scioto County Daily News for more updates as they become available.