First COVID-19 vaccinations distributed in Butler County


Butler County Public Health administered COVID-19 vaccinations for local healthcare providers at Clarksville City Hall on Dec. 28. Pictured, Amy Wubbena of Opportunity Therapy receives her vaccination, administered by Jennifer Becker, Director of Butler County Public Health. Vaccinations were also administered in Greene and Parkersburg on the 28th. (Submitted photo)
By: 
Travis Fischer
Mid-America Publishing
The first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations is being distributed across Butler County.
 
On Monday, December 28, Butler County Public Health set up three vaccination clinics across the county, distributing the vaccine to front line healthcare workers in Greene, Clarksville, and Parkersburg. Additional clinics are planned for later this week.
 
As of Monday, a total of 1,249 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county, increasing the county total from the week prior by 58, doubling the number of new cases from a week ago.
 
This increase in new cases is an unwelcome change from the past couple weeks as the spread of the virus has been slowing across the state.
 
On the upside, with 1,032 cases considered recovered, there are currently 199 known active cases in the county, a significant decrease from the previous week.
 
The state is currently reporting that 18 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported from Butler County, an increase of four from the previous week.
 
In Butler County, 5,564 individuals have been tested at some point during the pandemic, with a total of 17,267 tests performed on Butler County residents. In the last 14 days, 12.3% of individuals tested have been positive for the virus.
 
Among Butler County's long term care facilities, Maple Manor Village is off of the outbreak list. No current cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among staff or residents.
 

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