Ohio COVID-19 Case Rate Drops for 2nd Week | News, Sports, Jobs
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio has seen a slight decline for the second week in a row.
The state recorded a 2.7% decrease in COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population this week compared to last week.
Mahoning County fell to 14th place this week after recording the third-highest rate among the state’s 88 counties last week. Cases in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana are down from last week.
The second straight week of modest declines — it fell 5.5% last week — came after eight weeks of increases in the state. Before that, there were 10 consecutive weeks of declines and, before that, 11 consecutive weeks of increases.
Even with the declines of the past two weeks, cases in Ohio over the past 10 weeks are up 720%.
There were 267.8 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population for the two-week period between May 26 and Wednesday, compared to 275.2 cases per 100,000 last week, according to data provided Thursday by the Ministry of Health. Ohio Health.
Ohio had 291.1 cases per 100,000 people two weeks ago, 269 cases per 100,000 people three weeks ago, 205.7 cases per 100,000 people four weeks ago and 146.9 cases per 100 000 inhabitants five weeks ago.
It hit a record high of 2,154.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population on Jan. 20 20 weeks ago.
Of the state’s 88 counties, 86 had more than 100 cases per 100,000 people and 60, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana, had more than 200 cases per 100,000 people.
Eighty-five counties were above 100 cases per 100,000 population last week, 83 counties above that level two weeks ago, 81 three weeks ago, 67 four weeks ago and 45 five weeks ago. Only one was eight weeks ago.
The ODH moved on March 13 from daily reports to weekly reports. Reports are provided on Thursdays.
A total of 18,247 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state last week as of Thursday. By comparison, Ohio had 17,530 last week, 19,546 COVID-19 cases two weeks ago, 19,536 three weeks ago, 15,970 COVID-19 cases four weeks ago and 11,013 cases of COVID-19 five weeks ago.
The ODH said Thursday it will not report new COVID-19 deaths until June 23 “because the National Center for Health Statistics is implementing a new coding system. Although death records will continue to be added to our database, no specific cause of death will be assigned. This means there will be no additions to the reported total COVID-19 deaths (today) and June 16. A Once the new coding system is operational, all deaths that were entered during the pause will be updated with causes.
The state’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate fell from its Jan. 11 peak of 6,729 to 749 on Thursday, according to statistics from the Ohio Hospital Association. That’s slightly down from 753 last week, but more than 687 two weeks ago, 640 three weeks ago, 524 four weeks ago and 436 five weeks ago.
Mahoning is 14th in the state this week among 88 counties with 301.7 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population. It recorded a 17.7% drop in the number of cases per 100,000 compared to last week.
It was third last week with 366.4 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.
Mahoning was ninth two weeks ago with 354.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, 21st three weeks ago with 246.2 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, 36th four weeks ago with 149 .1 COVID-19 case per 100,000 population and 43rd five weeks ago with 102.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
Trumbull is 33rd in the state this week with 256.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population. It was down 6.8% from last week.
It was 24th last week with 275.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.
Trumbull was tied for 25th two weeks ago with 278.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, 32nd three weeks ago with 212.7 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, 47th ago four weeks with 128.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population and 52nd five weeks ago with 90.9 COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
Columbiana is 59th this week with 205.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population. It registered a decline of 14.4% compared to last week.
It was 38th last week with 239.5 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.
Columbiana was tied with Trumbull for 25th two weeks ago with 278.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, 30th three weeks ago with 217.9 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population, 31st there is four weeks old with 159 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population and 33rd five weeks ago with 115.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
The ODH measures cases per 100,000 population among counties to get a fair comparison, as the total number of cases would likely result in a higher ranking of the most populous counties.