This week's updates on the coronavirus pandemic

Oct. 28----The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday elevated Allen County's COVID-19 risk level to medium, during which people at higher risk for severe illness should take additional precautions like wearing a mask due to the prevalence of virus in the community.

Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties are now classified as "medium" risk as well.

The Lima area saw an estimated 16.3 new COVID-related hospital admissions per 100,000 people in the last week, bringing the total number of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID patients to 4%, according to CDC data.

—Allen County Public Health will continue offering updated COVID-19 boosters and influenza vaccines at its off-site immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays at Clock Tower Plaza, 927 N. Cable Road, Lima, in suites 195 and 200, through Friday, Dec. 30.

—There were zero additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 reported in the five-county region in the last seven days, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Allen County

Cases ' 31,512 ' +148

Deaths ' 489 ' 0

Recovered ' 30,606 ' +86

Auglaize County

Cases ' 13,247 ' +54

Deaths ' 191 ' 0

Recovered ' 12,848 ' +33

Hardin County

Cases ' 8,232 ' +29

Deaths ' 164 ' 0

Recovered ' 8,008 ' +28

Putnam County

Cases ' 9,316 ' +45

Deaths ' 159 ' 0

Recovered ' 9,044 ' +21

Van Wert County

Cases ' 7,715 ' +35

Deaths ' 151 ' 0

Recovered ' 7,475 ' +39

Ohio

Cases ' 3,185,038 ' +11,663

Deaths ' 40,178 ' +67

Recovered ' 3,110,252 ' +9,513

Recovered defined as symptom onset more than 21 days prior, not deceased. Only verified deaths included now.

Source: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Updated 2 p.m. 10/27/22

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