State Reports 240 New Virus Cases at Area Nursing Homes

Updated 7:10 a.m., April 30 | Data on deaths, edit to chart
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As of April 28, of the 2,095 cases for COVID-19 reported for the week between Ohio long-term care centers residents and staff, 240 are from centers in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 154 current week resident cases and 86 current week staff cases between the three counties. Cumulatively, the Mahoning Valley has recorded 267 resident cases and 141 staff cases since April 15.

Mahoning County recorded the most cases at nursing homes and assisted livings with 141 resident cases for the week, and 228 cumulatively. The 80 cases among staff for the week increased the cumulative number to 127.

In Trumbull County, there were six new resident cases for the week and two new staff cases, increasing the cumulative numbers to 23 and two, respectively.

Cumulative resident cases in Columbiana County increased to 16 since April 15, with seven new cases this week. Staff cases increased to 12 with four new cases this week.

The Ohio Department of Health also reported 276 coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living centers, over the last two weeks. This includes 30 deaths at centers in the Mahoning Valley.

Mahoning County has 15 deaths, Trumbull County has nine and Columbiana County has six deaths among residents in long-term care facilities since April 15.  

The data gives the first glimpse into mortality rates in long-term care facilities in Ohio. Data for these centers hasn’t been available on the state’s website that tracks the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19, the disease spread by coronavirus.

Below is a chart with the breakdown of numbers between individual long-term care centers.

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