9 new COVID-19 cases reported…. Latest stats from Meigs, Mason, Gallia

Latest stats from Meigs, Mason, Gallia

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OHIO VALLEY — Nine additional COVID-19 cases were reported in the Ohio Valley Publishing area on Thursday.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 in Mason County on Thursday.

Four additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Gallia County on Thursday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Here is a closer look at COVID-19 cases in the region and state:

Gallia County

ODH reported a total of 2,388 cases of COVID-19 (since March 2020) in Gallia County as part of Thursday’s update, four more than on Wednesday.

ODH has reported a total of 50 deaths, 147 hospitalizations, and 2,279 presumed recovered individuals (one new) as of Thursday.

Age ranges for the 2,388 total cases reported by ODH on Thursday are as follows:

0-19 — 313 cases (2 new cases, 2 hospitalizations)

20-29 — 400 cases (1 new case, 6 hospitalizations)

30-39 — 316 cases (1 new cases, 3 hospitalizations)

40-49 — 341 cases (8 hospitalizations, 1 death)

50-59 — 354 cases (15 hospitalizations, 4 deaths)

60-69 — 302 cases (30 hospitalizations, 8 deaths)

70-79 — 206 cases (43 hospitalizations, 12 deaths)

80-plus — 156 cases (40 hospitalizations, 25 deaths)

Gallia County is currently “orange” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System map after meeting two of the seven indicators.

Meigs County

Meigs County currently has 11 active cases and 1,516 total cases (1,358 confirmed, 158 probable) since April 2020, as of Monday afternoon’s update from the Meigs County Health Department.

There have been a total of 39 deaths, 1,469 recovered cases (three new), and 86 hospitalizations since April 2020.

Age ranges for the 1,516 Meigs County cases, as of Monday, were as follows:

0-9 — 59 cases

10-19 — 144 cases (1 hospitalization)

20-29 — 217 cases (1 hospitalization)

30-39 — 183 cases (3 hospitalizations)

40-49 — 223 cases (6 hospitalizations)

50-59 — 227 cases (9 hospitalizations)

60-69 — 214 cases (23 hospitalizations, 6 deaths)

70-79 — 156 cases (26 hospitalizations, 14 deaths)

80-89 — 65 cases (11 hospitalizations, 16 deaths)

90-99 — 29 cases (6 hospitalizations, 3 deaths)

100-109 — 2 cases (1 hospitalization)

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are now available for free by appointment, Monday through Friday at the Meigs County Health Department. To make an appointment by internet go to, www.meigs-health.com or call 740-992-6626 for assistance. A schedule for the upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics is available for review.

To date, the Meigs County Health Department has administered 2,543 doses of Moderna vaccine, 1,789 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 195 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for a total of 4,527 vaccines administered.

For more data and information on the cases in Meigs County visit https://www.meigs-health.com/covid-19/ .

Meigs County is “orange” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System after meeting two of the seven indicators.

Mason County

DHHR reported 2,035 total cases (since March 2020) for Mason County in the 10 a.m. update on Thursday, five more than Wednesday. Of those, 1,976 are confirmed cases (5 additional) and 59 are probable cases. DHHR has reported 37 deaths in Mason County, one new.

Case numbers per age group reported by DHHR are as follows:

0-9 — 47 cases (plus 3 probable cases)

10-19 — 188 cases (plus 3 probable cases)

20-29 — 343 cases (plus 13 probable cases, 1 new case)

30-39 — 329 cases (plus 12 probable cases, 2 new cases)

40-49 — 285 cases (plus 11 probable cases, 2 new cases)

50-59 — 289 cases (plus 4 probable cases, 2 deaths)

60-69 — 259 cases (plus 5 probable cases, 7 deaths)

70-plus — 236 cases (plus 8 probable cases, 28 deaths)

On Thursday, Mason County was designated as “green” on the West Virginia County Alert System map. Mason County’s latest infection rate was 4.31 on Thursday with a 0.94 percent positivity rate. Surrounding counties are green, orange and gold.


ODH reported a 24-hour change of 732 new cases on Thursday (21-day average of 961), bringing Ohio’s overall case count since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,100,312 cases. There were 111 new hospitalizations (21-day average of 90) and 11 new ICU admissions (21-day average of 10). On Thursday, zero deaths were reported (since Tuesday), with a 21-day average of 19 deaths. As announced earlier this year, ODH will only be reporting deaths approximately twice per week, those updates have typically been made on Tuesday and Friday.

Ohio’s cases per 100,000 population for the past two weeks fell to 82.3 on Thursday, down from 90.7 the previous week. This number is updated each Thursday.

As of Thursday, a total of 5,248,623 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Ohio, which is 44.90 percent of the population. A total of 4,600,643 people, 39.36 percent of the population, are fully vaccinated. Scheduling a vaccine in Ohio can be completed on the website gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or for assistance in scheduling call 833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634).

West Virginia

As of the 10 a.m. update on Thursday, DHHR is reporting a total of 161,046 cases with 2,792 deaths. There was an increase of 269 cases since Wednesday and four new deaths. The daily positivity rate in the state was 4.28 percent. There are 5,099 currently active cases in the state.

DHHR recently reported 895,755 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents of West Virginia. So far, 726,853 people have been fully vaccinated. Gov. Justice urges all residents to pre-register for a vaccine appointment on vaccine.wv.gov.

Sarah Hawley and Kayla (Hawthorne) Dunham contributed to this story.

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