COVID-19: Richland County Numbers Increasing Over Last Few Weeks

Richland Public Health Pandemic(coronavirus)
Update 4-16-2021 from Reed Richmond,
Next Report: Friday, April 23, 2021

As of April 16, 2021 (2 PM)Richland County numbers from Richland Public Health data. Ohio data from ODH. The U.S. and Global data is from Johns Hopkins.

  • Richland County has 8,281 confirmed positive pandemic cases with 2,736 probable cases for a total of 11,017 cumulative cases. There have been 598 hospitalizations with 18 current (per OHA). There have been 211 confirmed pandemic deaths. 10,399 people on the cumulative list have recovered. 10 variant cases of coronavirus have been detected.
  • OHIO has 885,361 confirmed positive pandemic cases with164,751probable cases for1,050,112total cases with18,989pandemic deaths. There are or have been 54,787 individuals hospitalized in Ohio with 7,619 ICU admissions. Ohio’s presumed-recovered count is 991,725.
  • The U.S.has 31,500,848 cumulative pandemic cases in all 50 states and 5 jurisdictions; 565,435 pandemic deaths; U.S. Recovered Cases: 24,771,510 (from world ometer).
  • Global cumulative pandemic cases:139,274,615 cases; 2,990,420 pandemic deaths; Global Recovered Cases:79,383,951.

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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.
  • April 13: A pause is put on one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (RPH uses Moderna).


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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