COVID-19: Nearly 200 New Cases In Richland County Over Last Two Weeks

Richland Public Health Pandemic (coronavirus) Update 4-9-2021 from Reed Richmond, Next Report:Friday, April 16, 2021

As of April 9, 2021 (2 PM)Richland County numbers from Richland Public Health data. Ohio data fromODH. The U.S. and Global data is from Johns Hopkins.

  • Richland County has 8,139 confirmed positive pandemic cases with 2,696 probable cases for a total of 10,835 cumulative cases. There have been 590 hospitalizations with 11 current (per OHA). There have been 211 confirmed pandemic deaths. 10,300 people on the cumulative list have recovered.
  • OHIO has 874,977 confirmed positive pandemic cases with160,575probable cases for1,035,552total cases with18,819pandemic deaths. There are or have been 53,960 individuals hospitalized in Ohio with 7,518 ICU admissions. Ohio’s presumed-recovered count is 979,834.
  • The U.S.has 31,023,288 cumulative pandemic cases inall 50 states and 5 jurisdictions; 560,315 pandemic deaths; U.S. Recovered Cases: 24,273,615 (from world ometer).
  • Global cumulative pandemic cases:134,200,330 cases; 2,906,785 pandemic deaths; Global Recovered Cases:76,213,991.

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Timeline(Condensed – full timeline

  • March 19, 2020: Richland County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • April 8, 2020: Richland County has its first death from COVID-19
  • December 28, 2020: Richland County receives first COVID-19 Vaccines. Start Phase 1A
  • January 19, 2021: Vaccinations start for Phase 1B. Vaccine supply is limited.
  • March 4: Vaccinations start for age 60 and older.
  • 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
  • April 1: Cases begin showing an uptick again as COVID-19 variants are detected


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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