Morrow County Health District - Mt. Gilead Ohio

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There have been two more Morrow County COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday. Be safe. Be kind. And take care of one a...
09/03/2020

There have been two more Morrow County COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday.

Be safe. Be kind. And take care of one another.

We currently have 234 TOTAL (cumulative) COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County.
09/02/2020

We currently have 234 TOTAL (cumulative) COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County.

There have been no additional COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County since yesterday. Therefore, our total number rem...
09/01/2020

There have been no additional COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County since yesterday. Therefore, our total number remains at 233 cases reported.

Since our last update on Thursday, there have been 9 additional cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. This bring...
08/31/2020

Since our last update on Thursday, there have been 9 additional cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. This brings our total count to 233 cases. 19 cases are still recovering, and we currently have no hospitalizations.

There have been 3 new COVID cases reported since yesterday. There are now a total of 224 Morrow County cases reported. 1...
08/27/2020

There have been 3 new COVID cases reported since yesterday. There are now a total of 224 Morrow County cases reported. 198 people have recovered, and 24 others are still recovering. Take care of yourself and each other.

We are happy to say that we have had no new COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday! There are a total of 221 Morrow Cou...
08/26/2020

We are happy to say that we have had no new COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday! There are a total of 221 Morrow County COVID cases reported. This number is less than yesterday due to 2 suspected cases being mistakenly included in our daily counts. It was my mistake that I caught while sifting through our data today. We only count confirmed and probable COVID cases in our daily totals. I apologize for any confusion. Thank you for your patience. ~Stephanie Bragg

There have been 5 more cases reported today. This brings our total to 223 COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. Of ...
08/25/2020

There have been 5 more cases reported today. This brings our total to 223 COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. Of these, 35 people are still actively recovering.

There have been 17 additional COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County since our last update. There are now a total of ...
08/24/2020

There have been 17 additional COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County since our last update. There are now a total of 218 cases reported. 183 people have recovered, and 33 others are still recovering.

Morrow County now as a total of 201 COVID-19 cases reported as of today.
08/19/2020

Morrow County now as a total of 201 COVID-19 cases reported as of today.

There have been 3 more cases reported. This brings us to a total of 198 COVID-19 cases reported from Morrow County.
08/18/2020

There have been 3 more cases reported. This brings us to a total of 198 COVID-19 cases reported from Morrow County.

We have had 6 additional new cases reported since our previous update. There are now 195 total Morrow County COVID-19 ca...
08/17/2020

We have had 6 additional new cases reported since our previous update. There are now 195 total Morrow County COVID-19 cases.

We have had 6 more new COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday. We now have a total of 189 Morrow County cases that have...
08/13/2020

We have had 6 more new COVID-19 cases reported since yesterday. We now have a total of 189 Morrow County cases that have been reported. Of these, 26 people are still recovering. Be kind and take care of each other.

Morrow County has moved to an Alert Level 2 - Orange today. We triggered indicators 1 and 3 this week. #1 gets triggered...
08/13/2020

Morrow County has moved to an Alert Level 2 - Orange today. We triggered indicators 1 and 3 this week. #1 gets triggered if a county has at least 50 cases per 100,000 reported in the past two weeks. We had 21 cases reported during that time frame.

In order to get the Cases per 100,000 rate we divide the number of cases by the county population and then multiply the number by 100,000. (It sounds odd, but we do this so that we can compare county rates on a level playing field.)

Our current rate for the past two weeks is 59.44 cases/100,000 people. [Calculated at 21 Morrow County Cases/35,328 (Morrow Co.'s population) x 100,000]. All of these cases were from non-congregate settings (no jails or nursing homes). This is why we triggered #3.

*Edited because I accidentally used a different set of dates than ODH does for the two week time frame.

Wash your hands, keep your distance, and wear your mask. We need to work together to keep us all safe and healthy.

We now have a total of 183 cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. Of these, 161 people have recovered, and 20 oth...
08/12/2020

We now have a total of 183 cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. Of these, 161 people have recovered, and 20 others are still recovering. Currently, we have 0 cases in the hospital. Be kind and take care of one another.

The Interim COVID-19 Case Report is now available on our website! This report describes our COVID-19 case data in more d...
08/12/2020

The Interim COVID-19 Case Report is now available on our website! This report describes our COVID-19 case data in more detail than what is posted here on a (mostly) daily basis. It covers all Morrow County COVID-19 cases reported through July 31, 2020. The photos attached to this post are some of the graphics that provide case information at a quick glance. These graphics and more are also included in the full report. We will publish another comprehensive report in the beginning of January 2021 that will detail all of the case data for 2020. The full report is pretty easy (and short) to read, so please go check it out! It can be found here:http://morrowcountyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/COVID-Interim-Epi-Report_8.2020.pdf

We have received 3 new COVID-19 case reports for Morrow County since yesterday. Our total case count is now 178 cases. O...
08/11/2020

We have received 3 new COVID-19 case reports for Morrow County since yesterday. Our total case count is now 178 cases. Of these, 33 people are still pending recovery. For those of you who have been wanting to see additional case data reports, keep an eye on our posts! I will be posting graphed data sets, and a link to our Interim Epi Report before the end of the day tomorrow. As always, thank you for your patience, and take care of one another. ~Stephanie Bragg

Since our last update on Thursday, we have had 8 new COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. This brings our total ca...
08/10/2020

Since our last update on Thursday, we have had 8 new COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. This brings our total case count to 175. Of these, 30 individuals are still recovering, including 1 person who is in the hospital. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear your mask, and keep each other safe and healthy.

We received 4 additional cases today, bringing our total COVID-19 case count to 167.  Of these, 22 people are still reco...
08/06/2020

We received 4 additional cases today, bringing our total COVID-19 case count to 167. Of these, 22 people are still recovering, including 1 person who is still hospitalized. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear your mask, and keep each other safe and healthy.

For the 3rd week in a row, Morrow County remains on a Yellow - Alert Level 1.  We continued to meet just one indicator -...
08/06/2020

For the 3rd week in a row, Morrow County remains on a Yellow - Alert Level 1. We continued to meet just one indicator - #3, which is where the majority of cases in the past two weeks are from non-congregate settings. Keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy, and let's Keep Morrow Yellow!

We now have 163 total COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. This includes the 2 new cases we received today. 1 pers...
08/05/2020

We now have 163 total COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. This includes the 2 new cases we received today. 1 person remains in the hospital recovering. Be kind and take care of one another.

We have had two more cases reported today, bringing us to a total of 161 COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. 16 p...
08/04/2020

We have had two more cases reported today, bringing us to a total of 161 COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. 16 people are still recovering,including 1 person still in the hospital. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear your mask, and keep one another safe and healthy.

We have had 3 additional cases reported since our last update. Aso of today, Morrow County has a total of 159 cases of C...
08/03/2020

We have had 3 additional cases reported since our last update. Aso of today, Morrow County has a total of 159 cases of COVID-19 reported. 14 of these individuals are still recovering, including 1 person who remains in the hospital. Be kind and keep each other safe and healthy.

We have had 2 more COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing us to 156 total COVID-19 cases reported in Morrow County so f...
07/30/2020

We have had 2 more COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing us to 156 total COVID-19 cases reported in Morrow County so far. Of these, 15 people are still recovering, including 1 person who is in the hospital.

I am in the process of creating a more detailed data report that will cover our cases from January - July. It should (hopefully) be available next week, depending on what other issues come up between now and then. Thank you, as always, for your continued patience as we navigate through this. Be kind, and keep one another safe and healthy. ~Stephanie Bragg

Morrow County remains on an Alert Level 1 - Yellow for the second week in a row. We continue to meet indicator #3 - perc...
07/30/2020

Morrow County remains on an Alert Level 1 - Yellow for the second week in a row. We continue to meet indicator #3 - percentage of cases coming from a non-congregate setting. This means we are still seeing more new cases from community spread, rather than from nursing homes or the jail.
Keep each other safe and healthy by washing your hands, keeping your distance from others, and wearing your mask.

Our body’s greatest defender is our immune system. Its job is to protect us from germs that can make us sick. In order f...
07/30/2020

Our body’s greatest defender is our immune system. Its job is to protect us from germs that can make us sick. In order for our immune system to work at its best, we should take steps to help keep it in fighting shape.

Our lifestyles have the most impact on our immune systems. Even though there are products that claim to “boost immunity” or “support a healthy immune system,” these claims are not often scientifically proven. The best thing that we can do to keep our immune systems strong and healthy, is to follow general good health guidelines.

These include doing things like:

• Don’t Smoke or Vape – Some of the chemicals in tobacco products work to suppress and weaken the immune system. Other chemicals cause damage to cells and increase inflammation. Then the weaker immune system isn’t able to fight the inflammation as well.

• Only Drink Alcohol in Moderation – Alcohol damages the immune cells in the lungs that help to clear germs out of the body. It also can cause inflammation in the digestive system which will kill off good bacteria that help keep us healthy.

• Get Plenty of Sleep – When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies don’t make enough disease-fighting protiens called cytokines. Our bodies also don’t produce as many antibodies and immune cells when we lack sleep.

• Eat a Good Diet with Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables – What we eat feeds our cells. If we don’t have enough nutrients to keep our immune cells strong, they will be unable to work as well. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources for the nutrients that our bodies need.

• Maintain a Healthy Weight – Excess body fat triggers inflammatory cells that get sent in to the body’s blood stream. It also decreases the activation of immune cells in body fat tissue.

• Exercise Regularly – Exercise improves heart health, blood pressure, and helps control body weight. It is a well-known part of good health that supports all parts of our bodies.

• Reduce Stress – Stress increases a hormone called cortisol. When cortisol levels are high for a long period of time, it leads to inflammation in our bodies. Stress also reduces our bodies’ number of infection-fighting white blood cells which leaves us at risk for illness.

• Prevent Infections – Germs, like bacteria and viruses, are everywhere. Healthy habits, such as: washing your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly, and getting your vaccinations are all ways to help prevent infections.

Getting sick is always a risk for all of us, and our immune system is best defense against it. There is no magic pill or supplement that will make our immune systems invincible, but we can still find ways to keep our immune systems as strong as possible. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is the best way to help our bodies stay healthy.


References
https://www.news-medical.net/health/Effects-of-Tobacco-on-the-Immune-System.aspx
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/can-alcohol-hurt-your-immune-system-during-covid-19-outbreak#The-bottom-line
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/expert-answers/lack-of-sleep/faq-20057757
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system
https://www.livescience.com/9877-losing-weight-helps-immune-system.html
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-happens-when-your-immune-system-gets-stressed-out/
https://www.health.harvard.edu/how-to-prevent-infections

We have 3 new COVID-19 cases to report for Morrow County today, including 1 new hospitialization for the disease. We cur...
07/29/2020

We have 3 new COVID-19 cases to report for Morrow County today, including 1 new hospitialization for the disease. We currently have 154 cases reported for the county. Wash your hands, keep your distance, and wear your mask. We all need to work together to keep each other safe and healthy.

We are sorry to report that a second Morrow County resident has died from COVID-19. This person was an adult male, who p...
07/28/2020

We are sorry to report that a second Morrow County resident has died from COVID-19. This person was an adult male, who passed away yesterday. No other details regarding this individual will be released from our agency. Our thoughts are with this person's family.

We currently have had 151 cases of COVID-19 reported in Morrow County. 129 people have recovered, and 20 others are still recovering. There are no cases in the hospital at this time. Be kind, and keep one another safe and healthy.

We now have 150 total COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. 128 cases have recovered, and 21 others are still recov...
07/27/2020

We now have 150 total COVID-19 cases reported for Morrow County. 128 cases have recovered, and 21 others are still recovering. Currently 2 people remain hospitialized. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear your mask, and keep each other safe and healthy.

Additional cases received today bring our total COVID-19 case count for Morrow County to 143. Of these, 25 people are st...
07/23/2020

Additional cases received today bring our total COVID-19 case count for Morrow County to 143. Of these, 25 people are still recovering, including 2 individuals who are in the hospital. As we come into the weekend, please remember to do all you can to keep each other safe and healthy.

Morrow County's Health Alert Level has been downgraded to Level 1 (Yellow) as of today. The county has met only 1 of the...
07/23/2020

Morrow County's Health Alert Level has been downgraded to Level 1 (Yellow) as of today. The county has met only 1 of the 7 data indicators for this period. We still meet indicator #3, proportion of cases coming from a non-congregate setting. This means we are still seeing more cases in the communtiy instead of in a nursing home or jail.

Continue to follow the current COVID-19 precautions: wash your hands, keep your distance, and wear your mask/face covering. Be kind, and keep one another safe and healthy.

There have been 140 total cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. 22 people are still recovering, including 3 peop...
07/22/2020

There have been 140 total cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. 22 people are still recovering, including 3 people who are currently in the hospital. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear a mask, and keep each other safe and healthy.

Effective July 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Please see the second photo for who is exempt from the new order. Remember to please...
07/22/2020

Effective July 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Please see the second photo for who is exempt from the new order. Remember to please be kind.

As of today, we have had 136 total cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. 117 of these cases have recovered, and ...
07/20/2020

As of today, we have had 136 total cases of COVID-19 reported for Morrow County. 117 of these cases have recovered, and 18 more people are still pending recovery at this time. Please remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and wear a mask when you are able. Keep each other safe and healthy, and slow the spread.

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619 W Marion Rd
Mount Gilead, OH
43338

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Tuesday 07:15 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:15 - 17:00
Thursday 07:15 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

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(419) 947-1545

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