COVID-19 Deaths Jump in Mahoning County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Public Health reports 28 deaths in Mahoning County from COVID-19, the disease spread by coronavirus, up from 19 the day prior.

Data released Wednesday afternoon by the health department shows the county has 305 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 138 hospitalizations. More than half of the deaths are among those 80 years and older, with those aged 60 to 79 making up 37% of COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Of those who have died, 96% have an underlying health condition, 43% are long-term care residents, and the median age is 79.

Columbiana County also saw a jump in cases, reporting 71 total, up sharply from 59 on Tuesday, according to data form the Columbiana County Health District.

More regional data will be posted when the Ohio Department of Health posts its update at 2 p.m.

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