Long-Term Care Centers Report 123 New Deaths from COVID

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 87 long-term care residents died from coronavirus last week in Mahoning County, the third highest rate in Ohio.

The death toll continues to mount among residents living in nursing homes and assisted living centers with another 878 deaths this past week related to COVID-19, the disease spread by coronavirus. The Ohio Department of Health shows 2,421 COVID-19-related deaths have occurred in senior care centers since the state began reporting statistics on cases and deaths in long-term care facilities April 15. The deaths are both confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 deaths. 

The Associated Press reports COVID-related deaths in long-term care centers make up nearly 70% of the total deaths statewide.

The total number of deaths in Mahoning County is 216. The state reports 21 new deaths in Columbiana County for a total of 52 deaths, while Trumbull County had 15 deaths this past week for a total of 45 residents.  

This week’s statistics show 1,410 new positive cases among residents and 4,666 cumulative cases. Positive cases among staff members is 643 for the week and 2,124 cumulative cases.

No new positive cases among residents were recorded in Columbiana County and 75 cumulative cases. Two new staff members tested positive and 13 cumulative cases. There were 119 new cases and 441 cumulative cases in Mahoning County, while 46 staff members were infected and 194 cumulative cases. Trumbull County had seven new and 16 cumulative residents test positive, and five new staff members, 10 cumulative cases.

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