(7-20-20) The Auglaize County Health Department (ACHD), reports that in the past 72 hours, Auglaize County has experienced the highest increase in numbers since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 32 new confirmed cases. The numbers below represent statistics of the age demographics and areas affected over the past 72 hours only (July 17th to July 20th).

Age Range New Cases Area New Cases
20-30 8 St. Marys 15
30-40 7 Wapakoneta 11
40-50 7 New Bremen 3
50-60 8 Minster 2
60-70 2 Cridersville 1

  • 131st case is a 23 year old female that is self-isolating at home.
  • 132nd case is a 24 year old female self-isolating at home. T
  • 133rd case is a 32 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 134th case is a 47 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 135th case is a 55 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 136th case is a 23 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 137th case is a 25 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 138th case is a 26 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 139th case is a 45 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 140th case is a 49 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 141st case is a 56 year old male self-isolating at home. T
  • 142nd case is a 60 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 143rd case is a 57 year old male self-isolating at home. T
  • 144th case is a 68 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 145th case is a 38 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 146th case is a 43 year old male self-isolating at home. T
  • 147th case is a 32 year old male self-isolating at home.
  • 148th case is a 25 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 149th case is a 57 year old female self-isolating at home. T
  • 150th case is a 49 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 151st case is a 40 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 152nd case is a 36 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 153rd case is a 37 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 154th case is a 75 year old female self-isolating at home.
  • 155th case is a 31 year old female self-isolating at home.

ACHD will not release any identifiable information about the confirmed cases to protect personal privacy.

As of July 20, 2020, the ACHD, reports 155 total cases (145 confirmed and 10 probable), 16 hospitalizations, 88 recovered cases, and 5 deaths of COVID-19. Of the 155 cases, 104 cases are female (67%) and 51 cases are male (33%) with an average age of 50. Data reported is cumulative over the course of this outbreak.

In Mercer County the Health District reports just one new confirmed case –

  • 362nd confirmed case is a female in the age range of 20-30 years and is self-isolating at home.

An individual will be reported as recovered from COVID-19 when that individual is released from isolation by ACHD by meeting ALL of the following Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Preventions criteria: At least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms AND the person has been fever-free for at least 72 hours without taking fever-reducing medication AND respiratory symptoms have improved for at least 72 hours. An individual will also be reported as recovered from COVID-19 if results are received based on antibody testing.

It is vital that we all continue social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the virus and limit all non-essential activities. When in public areas wear a cloth mask as an added layer of protection. ACHD also strongly recommends the following:
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives. Stay home and only go out for essential travel.
Stay home when you are sick. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. Isolate yourself from other people and call your health care provider.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
The Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends that Ohioans wear cloth face coverings.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean high-touch areas daily using household cleaning spray or wipes according to label directions.