Defiance County Coronavirus Information

Defiance County Update
Defiance County Health Department will begin posting COVID-19 data every Friday effective 9-3-2021. Additional county level data can be found by visiting the CDC County Level COVID-19 Tracking page and the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.

CDC Data
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Integrated County View site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States; level of transmission, cases, deaths, hospitalizations, etc. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country. The CDC’s Data Tracker website is updated daily by 8:00pm. Click the link below to view data for Defiance County.  Select “Ohio” and “Defiance County”. Scroll down to view vaccination data and case data.

Click here for more information on Reading the CDC Level of Community Transmission Map

The Level of Community Transmission map uses two indicators:

  1. Total number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days
    • Total number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days is calculated by adding the number of new cases in the county in the last 7 days divided by the population in the county and multiplying by 100,000.
  1. Percentage of positive diagnostic and screening nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) during the last 7 days.
    • Percentage of positive diagnostic and screening NAAT during the last 7 days is calculated by dividing the number of positive tests in the county during the last 7 days by the total number of tests resulted over the last 7 days.

If the two indicators suggest different transmission levels, the higher level is selected. Transmission categories include:

Blue (Low Transmission): Control is achieved largely through individual prevention behaviors and the public health response to identify and isolate cases or clusters.
Threshold: Counties with fewer than 10 cumulative cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, and a cumulative percent test positivity result below 5% in the past 7 days.

Yellow (Moderate Transmission):
Adherence to individual and selected community level prevention strategies are needed.
Threshold: Counties with 10-49 cumulative cases per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result between 5.0-7.9% in the past 7 days.

Orange (Substantial Transmission): Everyday activities should be limited to reduce spread and protect the health care system.
Threshold: Counties with 50-99 cumulative cases per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result between 8.0-9.9% in the past 7 days.

Red (High Transmission): Significant measures are needed to limit contact between persons, with priority given to maintaining essential community activities and services (e.g., health care, transportation, food and agriculture, schools).
Threshold: Counties with cumulative cases = 100 per 100,000 population or a cumulative test positivity result = 10.0% in the past 7 days.

ODH Data
The Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH)  COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data reported in Defiance County about cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and demographics related to COVID-19. The “COVID-19 Update” is updated after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click the link below to view the Dashboard.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Ohio is distributing safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated. Over time, more providers may be added to effectively distribute the vaccine. The State is strategically and thoughtfully distributing the vaccines to Ohioans according to a phased approach. Currently these phases include those at the greatest risk in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Those that are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can contact one of the following Defiance County locations. Individuals ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use for people ages 12-17. Currently, no COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in children under the age of 12.

Defiance County Provider Information

The information below is provided to DCGHD by the providers. Information is subject to change. Please contact the providers for additional information regarding scheduling.

LocationContact Information
Community Memorial HospitalCall Community Memorial Hospital at 419-542-5681
Mercy Health-DefianceCall: 1-866-624-0366 (Press 2 for scheduling then Press 1 for Ohio then Press 3 for Toledo Region) 
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Residents will need to create an account in order to schedule an appointment.
Hicksville PharmacyCall: 419-542-6218
Okuley PharmacyCall: 419-784-4800 Select option 2
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
OR visit
Rite Aid Pharmacy (North Clinton Street, Defiance)Visit
Meijer Pharmacy-DefianceVisit or text "COVID" to 75049
Wal-Mart Pharmacy - DefianceVisit
Defiance ActivateCall: 419-782-2147
Address: 25568 Elliot Road Defiance, OH 43512
**Updated 5/4/2021**

Vaccine Links & Resources

***This survey is only intended for local organizations to complete.***
If your organization is in the State of Ohio Prioritization List in Defiance County, please complete the survey above.

Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19.  Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19. Isolation is used to separate people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).

Considerations for getting tested for COVID-19.

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19 may want to be tested
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19 may want to be tested.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, or ​health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection.

DCGHD is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are actively monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and common cold will also help prevent COVID-19. This includes covering your cough, washing your hands, implementing social distancing, and wearing a face covering when around others.

For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit General information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 can be obtained by calling the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-OHIO (1-833-427-5634). Find us on Facebook for additional messaging and information regarding COVID-19.

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