Information as of 12/8/2020. Info Changes Daily Check http://coronavirus.ohio.gov for the latest information. 
Updated Map available here https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system

With COVID-19 continuing to ravage through Adams County, data from the Ohio Department of Health reports that West Union and Peebles are the hardest hit areas of Adams County.  The data was updated on December 6th, however, because of unprecedented volume, thousands of cases are pending review according to state officials.  

The West Union area (45693) has 305 reported cases; Blue Creek (45616) has 36 reported cases; Manchester (45144) has 134 reported cases; Peebles (45660) has 254 reported cases, Seaman (45679) with 94 reported cases; Winchester (45697) with 154 cases and Lynx (45650) with 12 cases.  In addition, the Green and portions of Jefferson Townships in eastern Adams County are serviced by the Stout zip code (45684), and that mail district covers a portion of Scioto County, so the numbers for Stout of 53 cases are not exclusive to Adams County.  

Many were expecting for the Ohio Department of Health to designate Adams County as “purple” this past week, however, that did not happen.  The county remains on red status.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said last week that the map isn’t has helpful as it has been in the past.  “This is all very helpful information to tell us that a storm might be coming. However, today we are in a storm, and so quite candidly this map has less value for us,” he said of the map. “Still, we’re gonna put it up, still is gonna be there. You’re gonna see what’s happening. It is what it is. But it does not have as much relevance as it did when we started,” said DeWine.  

According to the Adams County Health Department, as of November 25th there were 803 cases.  As of December 3rd, the number had increased to 915.  “We are reporting 700 new cases per 100,000,” said the Health Department.  “We are meeting two of the seven indicators set to determine the public health advisory level.” 

“We are not through this yet.  Regional hospitals are struggling with the new cases admitted.  It gets harder to provide these updates and remain positive.”  “As all local health departments struggle with calling positive cases, we urge all of you to do what you can as an individual to aid communication during these trying times.  If you are positive, stay home.  If you are able, please call your close contacts and let them know to quarantine.  We have to do this together,” said the Adams County Health Department.  

If you have general COVID questions, please call the ASK OHIO help line at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH to speak to a nurse or epidemiologist that can answer your questions.  

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