Coronavirus Disease (COVID)
Madison County Public Health (MCPH) continues working on Coronavirus (COVID) response every day.
Website updated Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:13am EST.
Please tap or click below on for additional data charts:
COVID-19 New Cases Per Week (updated weekly)
COVID-19 Case Incidence Per 100k Residents Over 2 Weeks (updated weekly)
Statewide Case Incidence Rates (updated weekly)
Historical Monthly Breakdown of New COVID-19 Cases (updated monthly)
|Presumed Recovered per ODH: 10,712
|*ODH currently defines a case as "presumed recovered" if 21 days have passed since their symptoms began and they are not deceased.|
|Data on COVID-19 within state prisons can be found by clicking here. The two prisons in Madison County are listed as "MACI" and "LOCI." These numbers may fluctuate due to releases and transfers within the prison system.
|Data on COVID-19 within long-term care facilities can be found by clicking here.|
Confirmed cases have been verified by a molecular lab test. To be a probable case, a person must either 1) have specific symptoms AND have a direct exposure to a confirmed case, or 2) have specific symptoms AND a positive antigen or antibody test. If a probable case then gets a molecular COVID-19 test and tests positive, they are removed from the probable total and added to the confirmed total. If they test negative, they are subtracted from the probable total. Public health staff are notifying and quarantining close contacts of all confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. If you have not been contacted by health department staff, you are not considered to have come in close contact with these individuals.
Further extended data can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Testing in Madison County
IN PERSON TESTING
Madison Health will be discontinuing drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, September 6; however, there are other options available to obtain testing. You can:
- Contact your primary care provider. If you do not currently have a provider, Madison Health Primary Care is accepting new patients and an appointment can be made by calling 740-845-7500.
- Visit Madison Health Urgent Care (371 Lafayette Street, London) during operational hours (weekdays, 9am – 7pm and weekends, 9am – 5pm)
AT HOME TESTING
At-home rapid test kits are available in Madison County. Please visit the Madison County Public Health office Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm to pick up a test kit. If possible, please send a family member or friend who is not sick to pick up the test kit. Madison County Public Health is located at 306 Lafayette Street in London next to Tractor Supply Company and across the street from Los Mariachis restaurant. Madison County Public Health is currently limiting 4 tests per household.
ADDITIONAL TEST SITES
There are many additional test sites close to Madison County. You can check out all of the nearby locations by clicking here.
Community Transmission Levels
The CDC provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID pandemic in the United States. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country. The footnotes describe each data source and the methods used for calculating the metrics. Click on the link below to view the current level of community transmission in Madison County and surrounding counties:
COVID-19 Integrated County View
Anyone age 6 months and older can now get COVID-19 vaccine.
General COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- COVID-19 vaccination may help protect you from getting the virus and will help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. It may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- After receiving the vaccine, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus. These side effects may feel like flu and may even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Common side effects include: pain and swelling on the arm where you got the shot, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache.
- With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order for them to work the best. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first one, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.
- It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you well until two weeks after your second shot.
- Getting COVID-19 may offer some protection, known as infection-acquired immunity. (note this is not "natural immunity" as it is sometimes called). We don’t know how long this type of protection lasts. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
- It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic. Continue to wear a mask in crowded indoor settings wash your hands often.
Learn the COVID-19 vaccine Myths vs. Facts by clicking here.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, and nausea or vomiting. If you are experiencing symptoms you should call your regular healthcare provider to be evaluated. Your healthcare provider may recommend testing for COVID-19 or other viral illnesses such as influenza. If you cannot get testing or see your healthcare provider, do not go out in public other than to receive medical care. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you should call Madison Health Urgent Care at 740-845-6735. Emergency rooms should only be used for immediate life-threatening conditions. If you have difficulty breathing or chest pains, call 911 or seek emergency care.
If you have COVID-19 or been exposed, use the CDC isolation and quarantine calculator to determine when you can resume normal activities.
The Ohio Department of Health has opened a confidential, tollfree COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616. You can use this to talk with a licensed mental health professional from 8am to 8pm, 7 days/week. You may also call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990 if you are concerned about your mental health.
To view all of the public information releases from Madison County Public Health, please click here.
For a current state-wide information, visit the Ohio Department of Health Website.