SHELBY -- The Shelby City Health Department on Friday reported its 35th coronavirus death of the pandemic, the first since March 10.
The death was included in an email from Shelby Mayor Steve Schag, who provided an update on COVID-19 activity in the city from March 23-26.
No further information was provided on the death.
In the update, Schag reported that the Shelby City Health Department is:
* reporting a total of 3 new cases and 1 recovered/resolved case (all involving the general population).
* counting 808 who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began in March 2020. Of that cumulative number, 767 have attained recovered/resolved status.
* currently monitoring 6 active cases (general population) No hospitalizations are reported.
Of Shelby's 35 coronavirus deaths, 9 are from the general population and 26 are from long-term care.
As part of Shelby's update, the mayor also announced that the Shelby City Health Department is holding its first evening vaccination clinic from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31 at the Shelby Community and Senior Center.
A health department social media post stated the Moderna vaccine is planned. Those 18 and older eligible for the vaccine can contact the Shelby City Health Department at 419-342-5226 to begin the appointment process.
Mayor Schag noted that Richland County remains under a Level 3, red status in Ohio's color-coded coronavirus health advisory system.
"Red" represents very high exposure and spread of COVID-19.
"Citizens are strongly urged to stay at home when possible and to follow all COVID-19 protocols and health department guidelines, including: frequent and thorough hand washing, careful sanitization, physical/social distancing and the consistent wearing of face coverings," Schag wrote.
Vaccine-provider locations and contact information around the state can be found at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov
A new central scheduling tool for the COVID-19 vaccines in Ohio is available at GetTheShot.coronavirus.ohio.gov
In addition to March 26, Shelby's previous coronavirus deaths were reported on Sept. 29, Dec. 2, Dec. 3, Dec. 12, Dec. 16, Dec. 26, Dec. 29 when two were reported, Dec. 30, Jan. 4 (three COVID-19 deaths), Jan. 6 (five deaths), Jan. 8 (two deaths), Jan. 15 (three), Jan. 19 (two), Jan. 22, Feb. 3 and Feb. 5 (two), Feb. 23, March 1 and March 5 (three) and March 10.
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