VAN WERT – On June 10, 2021, the Van Wert County General Health District reported an additional death of a resident of Van Wert County who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths for county residents to 56.

"The Van Wert County General Health District would like to express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the deceased," said Environmental Health Director Britt Menchhofer.

The age range of the deceased is 90-99 years.

The health department reported an increase of five confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, June 3, 2021, for a total of 2,419 confirmed cases. There is one known hospitalization at this time.

To date, the health department has given 10,903 COVID-19 vaccinations. The following COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled at this time:

Thursday, June 17, 2-4 pm at the VW County Health Department

Thursday, June 24, 2-6 pm at the VW County Health Department

All clinics will have Moderna and Pfizer vaccine available. Pfizer vaccine has been approved for all those age 12 and up and Moderna is available to all those age 18 and up. Unless specified, the clinics dates are for all those who wish to receive a first dose and anyone eligible to receive their second dose of that vaccine. Please bring your photo id and any insurance info. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present as well as proof of age such as a shot record or birth certificate. The health department is not making appointments at this time, as all clinics are walk-in only. The public can also contact Family Healthcare of Northwest Ohio at 419-238-6747 and Van Wert Family Physicians at 419-238-6251 to schedule an appointment.