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Ross County COVID-19 Data

Data provided by RCHD Public Health Nursing Division with the most recent update as of 10:00 am on 9.18.2020.

As of 9.17.2020, Ross County lowered to a Level 1 “Yellow”  Public Health Emergency related to the COVID-19 activity in Ross County.  Find more information about Ohio’s Public Health Advisory Alert System here.


Ross County Cases **
846 Confirmed | 3 Probable
60% Male | 40% Female

Ross County Cases by Setting **

  • Healthcare Worker
  • Corrections Employee
  • Other Occupation / setting
  • Inmate
  • Nursing home or long-term care resident

Positive Case Data by Age **

Age Range <1-102
  • Positive Case
  • Reported Hospitalizations

Ross County Total COVID-19 Cumulative Case Count **

New Cases Per day – Non Congregate Setting Cases **

113 (13%)

Ross County Hospitalizations *

360 (42%)

Confirmed Recovered Cases *


Presumed Recovered Cases ***
(from ODH Coronavirus Dashboard)

22 (3%)

Deaths *

New Cases per Day – Congregate settings **

  • Inmate Cases
  • Long Term Care Residents
*indicates data is not updated everyday.  Data is reported as collected and reviewed by RCHD’s Public Health Nursing Division
**indicates data is collected and reported daily from RCHD’s Public Health Nursing Division            *** Indicates Data is from Ohio Department of Health
Note:  All data displayed is preliminary data, and subject to change as new information is reported to RCHD and ODH
Note:  Definitive cause of death can take several weeks to determine.
Note:  Data for New Cases Per Day, Cumulative Case Count. and  Age Range are based off of the date in which the positive case is reported to the health district, not the onset of symptoms date.   For Onset of symptoms data, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov
Note: Presumed Recovered Cases are defined as cases with a symptom onset date > 21 days prior who are not deceased

Ross County “Yellow Status” Level 1 – Ohio Public Health Alert System

Updated on September 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Ohio COVID-19 Data

Data provided by Ohio Department of Health daily at 2:00 pm | Ohio COVID-19 Data Dashboard

South Central Ohio COVID-19 Epidemiologist Report

Report prepared by Epidemiologist for South Central Ohio including Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties.   Report updated 7.15.2020


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Environmental Health Division

Our Environmental Health Division (EH Division) is responsible for licensing and inspection of local food services and retail food establishments, public pools and spas, campgrounds, and body art facilities.  The EH Division also permits sewage treatment systems and wells for homes in Ross County not serviced by public sewer and water utilities.  EH Division responds to public health nuisance complaints, disease outbreak investigations regarding food illness, waterborne illnesses, or environmental issues.   The EH Division conducts mosquito surveillance and control activities.   You can reach the EH Division by calling 740-775-1158.

WIC Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care to income eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who have had a baby in the past 6 months, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables and iron-fortified formulas to non-breastfed infants are provided. Participants redeem WIC food vouchers at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies. For more information, see our WIC Program page.

Public Health Nursing

Public health nursing involves a wide variety of services and activities, all aimed at promoting health and preventing disease and disease outbreaks.  Our public health nurses also offer a wide variety of important immunizations to children, as well as a limited number of vaccines to adults as wells as the seasonal influenza vaccine.  Vaccines can be received through the Nurse-of-the-Day Clinic or at our seasonal offsite vaccination clinics.  Please visit our Community Health page for details about public health nursing services.

Vital Statistics

The Vital Statistics office at the Ross County Health District is mandated to record and keep on file all births and deaths that take place in Ross County – including Chillicothe. Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth and death records, as well as burial permits. The cost of certified birth and death records is $30 and burial permits are $3. These may be requested in person or in writing.

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