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Mapping Ohio’s 151,802 coronavirus cases, plus trends including a new increase in hospital patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The number of patients being treated in Ohio hospitals with coronavirus is trending up for the first time since late July, as the totals to date have reached 151,802 cases, 15,307 hospitalizations and 4,746 deaths, data released by the state through Monday showed.

The new total for cases means 1-in-77 Ohioans is now known to have contracted the virus at some point.

An estimated 130,859 are presumed to have recovered, the Ohio Department of Health reported.

Ohio coronavirus case and hospitalization trends

The rolling seven-day averages for both newly reported coronavirus cases in Ohio and the daily patient count have increased recently.Rich Exner, cleveland.com

Monday marked the fourth consecutive day for an increase in hospital beds being used by patients with coronavirus, the longest such streak since July 18-23.

On average over the last week, there have been 617 coronavirus patients in Ohio hospitals, including an average of 199 in intensive care units, according to surveys done by the Ohio Hospital Association.

The patient count peaked at 1,112 on July 28 and dipped to 563 on Sept. 20. Over the last five days it has gone from 586, to 603, 625, 644 and finally to 681 in the preliminary count for Monday. These totals are for Ohio hospitals, including out-of-state patients being treated in Ohio, but not Ohio patients being treated elsewhere.

Coronavirus patients in Ohio hospitals

This graphic shows the number of coronavirus patients in the hospital on a given day from mid-April through Monday, Sept. 28.Rich Exner, cleveland.com

Over the last week, the number of deaths increased by 123, or 2.7%, from the previous week’s total of 4,623. Deaths reported daily over the last week were 12, 52, 28, 19, 6, 1 and 5 on Monday.

The reports lag several days from the actual date of death and sometimes are reported by the state in clusters.

The 6,637 cases added in the last week amounted to a 4.6% increase from 145,165. This compares with increases the previous 10 weeks of 6,681, 7,148, 8,179, 7,506, 6,589, 7,331, 7,768, 8,786, 9,009 and 9,315.

Ohio coronavirus cases by day

Here are the number of new coronavirus cases reported by day, over the last three weeks.Rich Exner, cleveland.com

Ohio added 55.6 cases per 100,000 people in the last week, though 10 counties had rates of at least 100 per 100,000: Putnam County (197.9), Mercer (191.9), Athens (168.4), Pike (151.2), Wood (149.8), Shelby (139.9), Defiance (115.5), Madison (111.8), Lawrence (109.3) and Butler (106.5).

Three of these counties have large state universities: Athens (Ohio University), Wood (Bowling Green) and Butler (Miami).

Cuyahoga County, which has been nearing a possible status change from orange to yellow in the state’s alert system, is well below the statewide average, with 32.2 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week.

Cuyahoga County once ran more than three times as high, peaking at 122 new cases per 100,000 people for the seven days ending July 15.

The state reported that 3,097,655 tests have been conducted to date. This includes 249,350 in the last week. This is the most to date for a seven-day period.

In comparison, the state during the previous four weeks reported 232,298, 196,815, 181,579 and 239,498 tests. During the last week of May, about 60,000 tests were conducted.

Active cases of coronavirus in Ohio

Just over 16,000 Ohioans currently are known to have coronavirus, according to data from the Ohio Department of HealthRich Exner, cleveland.com

The estimate of 130,859 for people recovered is not based on individual case information, but on the number of cases at least three weeks old that have not resulted in death.

This means an estimated 16,197 cases are now active in Ohio. The peak was 22,420 on July 27.

The state is now reporting that the onset of symptoms was as early as January for 59 cases. The six earliest cases date to Jan. 2 in Erie, Licking, Lucas, Mahoning, Summit and Warren counties.

Ohio coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths by age group

Ohio coronavirus hospitalizations have been more spread out by age than the deaths, which have been mostly to older Ohioans.Rich Exner, cleveland.com

The age range for cases is from under 1 to 109, with a median age of 40. The median age for deaths is 80.

The cases have trended younger, with the median age for all cases dropping from 50 in mid-May.

The state health department last updated the number of deaths for nursing home patients on Wednesday, with a total of 2,988, representing 64% of all known COVID-19 deaths in Ohio at that point.

For all cases this year, more than three-fourths of the deaths have been to people age 70 and up. The break down by age group this way: under age 20 (2), in their 20s (13), in their 30s (35), in their 40s (80), in their a50s (276), in their 60s (660), in their 70s (1,189) and at least 80 years old (2,490).

Those 80 and up accounted for 44% of deaths from all causes nationally in 2017.

But for hospitalizations, the cases are more spread out age-wise: under age 20 (340), in their 20s (769), in their 30s (1,032), in their 40s (1,446), in their a50s (2,534), in their 60s (3,241), in their 70s (3,112) and at least 80 years old (2,829).

Ohio coronavirus deaths peaked in the spring

Ohio coronavirus deaths peaked in the spring.Rich Exner, cleveland.com

The counties with the most deaths are Cuyahoga (656), Franklin (607) and Lucas (364).

For the deaths in which race was reported, 78% are white, and 18% are Black. Yet for total cases, 64% are white and 22% Black. Ohio’s population is 82% white and 13% Black, census estimates say.

Among all cases reported to date, 15,307 have been hospitalized, including 3,361 in intensive care units. A week earlier, these totals were 14,829 and 3,199, meaning that in the last week the state learned of 478 new hospitalizations, with 62 new admissions to ICUs.

The counties with the most cases are Franklin (27,119), Cuyahoga (17,554) and Hamilton (13,237). They are the state’s three largest counties. Cases per capita are shown in the chart at the bottom of this story.

The first three cases were confirmed on March 9. The total topped 100 on March 19, 1,000 on March 27, 10,000 on April 18, and 100,000 on Aug. 9.

The state on April 10 began new reporting standards to include more types of testing and cases identified from non-testing evidence. This has resulted in 8,521 “probable” cases being included in the total cases reported for Ohio to date.

Corrections in the data are made from day to day by the state. Sometimes the state has reduced the number of cases in individual counties from one day to the next as corrected residency information is received.

The chart below is based on the most recent case data from the Ohio Department of Health. Cleveland.com calculated the cases per 100,000 rates based on 2019 census population estimates.

Rich Exner, data analysis editor for cleveland.com, writes about numbers on a variety of topics. Follow on Twitter @RichExner. See other data-related stories at cleveland.com/datacentral.

County Cases Hosp. Deaths Cases
per
100,000
Adams 136 15 4 491.0
Allen 1,462 194 69 1,428.4
Ashland 246 30 4 460.0
Ashtabula 660 101 48 678.7
Athens 724 29 2 1,108.3
Auglaize 611 55 9 1,338.3
Belmont 724 50 27 1,080.5
Brown 292 24 2 672.3
Butler 6,085 411 111 1,588.2
Carroll 152 19 7 564.8
Champaign 313 27 3 804.9
Clark 1,839 128 40 1,371.5
Clermont 1,744 147 23 844.8
Clinton 302 43 13 719.6
Columbiana 1,940 219 80 1,904.1
Coshocton 234 29 11 639.3
Crawford 247 29 6 595.3
Cuyahoga 17,554 2,582 656 1,421.3
Darke 806 79 43 1,576.9
Defiance 330 49 12 866.4
Delaware 2,306 99 21 1,102.4
Erie 959 133 47 1,291.3
Fairfield 2,132 167 53 1,353.0
Fayette 233 29 6 816.8
Franklin 27,119 2,031 607 2,059.5
Fulton 259 26 1 614.8
Gallia 196 33 13 655.6
Geauga 726 106 49 775.2
Grand Total 151,802 15,307 4,746 89,857.2
Greene 1,490 136 34 3,832.8
Guernsey 173 20 8 21.2
Hamilton 13,237 1,134 315 17,467.0
Hancock 720 59 10 2,295.6
Hardin 257 36 13 1,708.8
Harrison 64 10 3 237.0
Henry 334 40 14 773.8
Highland 230 26 3 813.8
Hocking 167 24 9 379.9
Holmes 395 37 9 677.9
Huron 555 55 7 1,712.3
Jackson 261 28 6 399.5
Jefferson 338 57 4 542.3
Knox 288 47 15 125.1
Lake 1,648 172 51 2,771.5
Lawrence 671 80 22 379.4
Licking 1,949 147 63 4,267.4
Logan 313 23 3 101.0
Lorain 2,333 253 86 544.7
Lucas 7,343 899 364 16,415.9
Madison 843 46 12 368.6
Mahoning 3,095 489 281 4,754.7
Marion 3,111 120 47 1,730.8
Medina 1,475 126 39 6,439.1
Meigs 176 19 10 427.5
Mercer 1,132 110 18 1,058.1
Miami 1,463 135 51 10,714.8
Monroe 110 17 18 20.7
Montgomery 7,938 935 164 54,714.6
Morgan 50 1 0 141.5
Morrow 261 20 2 302.7
Muskingum 438 49 3 3,036.6
Noble 34 3 0 83.9
Ottawa 471 51 30 2,522.5
Paulding 110 14 0 304.4
Perry 300 32 9 513.2
Pickaway 2,679 104 44 9,646.4
Pike 202 18 0 124.3
Portage 1,168 140 66 2,857.0
Preble 445 69 15 1,314.2
Putnam 619 70 23 510.9
Richland 922 123 19 1,202.6
Ross 896 124 24 1,531.2
Sandusky 580 81 20 770.1
Scioto 516 52 7 935.2
Seneca 488 42 14 1,004.3
Shelby 660 46 10 178.1
Stark 2,913 338 175 538.4
Summit 5,366 728 252 2,710.5
Trumbull 1,916 345 132 2,082.9
Tuscarawas 941 112 20 1,595.2
Union 551 21 2 1,948.7
Van Wert 124 10 3 947.6
Vinton 47 9 3 20.0
Warren 3,115 243 49 5,199.4
Washington 262 18 23 226.4
Wayne 940 86 68 2,561.9
Williams 214 18 3 163.6
Wood 1,921 159 72 8,823.3
Wyandot 213 17 12 1.8

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