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Today, October 29, 2020, the State of Ohio reported its highest daily case count ever with 3,590 new cases of COVID-19. This number is 25% higher than the previous record just a few days ago. Hospitalizations also continue to increase and Franklin County remains at level red, indicating a very high risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread on the State's public health advisory system. Community spread continues to be the main cause of increasing COVID-19 case numbers.
In Worthington, there are 340 total reported cases as of today. We remain at 43 deaths of Worthington residents due to COVID-19. The City continues to share our sympathies with the loved ones of these Worthington residents who have died as a result of COVID-19.
Worthington cases are included in the Columbus Public Health (CPH) statistics because they are our contracted public health provider. As of October 29, 2020, there are 25,568 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the CPH jurisdiction. There have been a total of 489 deaths in the CPH jurisdiction.
See more information on testing opportunities and the full data report from Columbus Public Health
Due to the current conditions, you are advised to limit activities as much as possible and follow all current health orders and safety protocols. This is particularly important as community members are participating in trick-or-treat or other Halloween activities.
Mental health and financial impacts are the top concerns of Worthington citizens based on the Worthington Community Coronavirus Survey. The City is sharing key findings from the survey, developed with the assistance of several community partners.
See survey results here
Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year to protect your health and the health of those around you during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed the drive-thru clinics in Worthington, there are still more opportunities to get your free flu shot from our partners at Columbus Public Health.
See dates, times and places here