COVID-19 update center

The Putnam County Health Department is working in collaboration the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and community partners to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.


It has been brought to our attention that some businesses are requiring their employees to obtain an additional test to confirm a positive home COVID test.  Unfortunately, this is adding to the strain of already limited testing resources and is unnecessarily exposing medical staff as well as other patients being seen for other, potentially non-COVID reasons.  If an employee is symptomatic and has a positive home test, there is no need for an additional test.  Public Health guidance would be for the individual to isolate regardless of a confirmatory test.

Even though most of the COVID related mandates and orders have been rescinded, residents are still advised to follow precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, such as:
Stay home if you are ill.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm
Avoid exposure to others who are sick
Have facial coverings available if a business, public transportation, or other areas require them

Businesses, organizations, etc have the option to continue to require the use of face masks by visitors, patrons, employees, etc.  Please keep this in mind and follow the rules established by the business.  Thank you.



Putnam County COVID-19 Update 1.26.22

For daily state and county level data, visit the interactive COVID-19 Ohio dashboard at

New cases 1.16.22 to 1.22.2022


TOTAL CASES 8,144 (as of 1.26.2022)


Total Cases per Week (Sunday-Saturday)

The chart includes total case counts (includes both confirmed and probable cases). Data is preliminary

Rate of cases per 100,000 (1.20.22)


Community Transmission Level from CDC


Deaths (total)


3 new death reported since 1.26.22

*The ODH has changed when deaths are reported.  Only deaths that are confirmed through death certificate review are reported, thus causing a delay in the data.

Total Hospitalizations

412 (total)

6 new hospitalization since 1.22.22

Vaccination Update


Percent of the Putnam County population who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine as of  1.26.2022