COVID-19: Richland County Reports Small Increase In Cases This Week

As of March 26, 2021 (2 PM)

  • Richland County has 8,000 confirmed positive pandemic cases with 2,622 probable cases for a total of 10,622 cumulative cases. There have been 580 hospitalizations. There have been 210 confirmed pandemic deaths. 10,360 people on the cumulative list have recovered.
  • OHIO has 856,310 confirmed positive pandemic cases with152,603probable cases for1,008,913total cases with18,530pandemic deaths. There are or have been 52,650 individuals hospitalized in Ohio with 7,383 ICU admissions. Ohio’s presumed-recovered count is 959,214.
  • The U.S.has 30,096,139 cumulative pandemic cases in all 50 states and 5 jurisdictions; 547,097 pandemic deaths; U.S. Recovered Cases: 23,196,809
  • Global cumulative pandemic cases:125,698,834 cases; 2,758,365 pandemic deaths; Global Recovered Cases:71,219,190.

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Timeline(Condensed – full timeline

  • March 19, 2020: Richland County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • March 20, 2020: Ohio has its first death due to coronavirus.
  • March 22, 2020: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issues a “Shelter at Home” order.
  • April 8, 2020: Richland County has its first death from COVID-19
  • December 28, 2020: Richland County receives first COVID-19 Vaccines.
  • March 4:Ohio Governor DeWine announces all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted when Ohio gets to 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population for a two week period.
  • March 25: Richland Public Health begins vaccinating all ages 18 and older


Richland County residents should follow the recommended guidelines to reduce the spread of the pandemic:

  • Get COVID-19 Vaccinated from any Richland County provider
  • Wear a face covering (cloth mask) if you must be out in the public.
  • Must wear a face covering (cloth mask) when entering a retail business or grocery
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Follow good hygiene standards, including:
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g., into a tissue, or elbow).
  • Symptom self-evaluation monitoring.
  • Decrease in-person interactions with others.
  • Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.

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