Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020- Exciting offerings for fall!

Register now for the fall Leadership Success Series in Dublin! Courses can be taken individually or as a series, and nurses and pharmacists earn 5.5 hours of continuing education hours! Visit for more information and registration!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Analysis of Ohio COVID-19 fatalities through June 2 shows a total of 2,258 deaths. As previously noted the vast majority of deaths are accounted for by older Ohioans, with more male fatalities than females. The data also shows dramatic variation in death rates per 100,000 population with Monroe County exhibiting the highest death rate of 96 deaths per 100,000 population. The state average death rate was 14 deaths per 100,000. Eighteen rural counties have yet to report a death.

COVID-19 fatalities peaked in mid-April and have declined substantially over the intervening period.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

A review of Ohio infections and deaths by race as reported by the COVID Tracking project shows that as of yesterday, whites accounted for 52 percent of infections while African Americans accounted for 25 percent and other and unknown race designations accounted for 23 percent of infections. The disproportionate representation of African Americans in the total cases is consistent with patterns noted throughout the Country. Surprisingly, Whites accounted for 80 percent of fatalties while African Americans only accounted for 17 percent of total COVID-19 deaths.

A comparison of COVID-19 fatalities for May 21 and May 28 reveals there have been 2,098 deaths, a 14 percent increase of this time last week.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

As of May 26, 2020 there have been 33,006 reported cases of COVID-19 reported for the state of Ohio. Tragically, the Ohio Department of Health is also reporting deaths now exceed 2,000. While expected, it is nonetheless shocking. Analysis of total infections and cases per 100,000 by county shows the Southeast Counties to be the least affected (with the exception of recent outbreaks in the Belmont and Hocking County areas). Total cases are still largely concentrated in the urban areas.

Analysis of daily cases over time shows that infections since May 1st are drifting slowly downward. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Today's COVID-19 blog examines COVID-19 fatalities through 5-21-20. The data continues to show that a disproportionate number of Ohio COVID-19 fatalities are among older Ohioans with 92 percent of all deaths accounted for by persons 60 and older. Conversely, no deaths have yet been recorded for persons under 20 and only 5 deaths (.3 percent) have been recorded for persons under thirty.

There have been more male fatalities (968) than female (867) and males tend to die somewhat younger. This would suggest that males are more likely to experience underlying diseases that would make them more vulnerable to the virus.

Over the last week, COVID-19 related fatalities increased by 19.7%. Take a look at the following tables and graphs for a more in-depth review of COVID-19 fatalities.

Webinar Information!

Ohio University and the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 12-1p. Join partners from around Ohio for Alliance Engagement in Community Impacted Initiatives. Registration is free at

Monday, May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Several readers have recently commented on how the change in day-to-day infections in most counties is small. So starting today, we will produce a week-to week comparison of infections for Monday and and another week-to week comparison of fatalities at the end of the week. We will continue to include a second report that covers another area of interest in these twice weekly reports. Please let us know what aspect of the pandemic you are most interested in, and we will do our best to obtain data and cover the topic.

For today's report we looked at how Ohio performed in comparison to the U.S. as a whole in deploying COVID-19 testing. While this is a complicated area and there are a number of different potential measures, our cursory analysis shows that Ohio's rate of increased testing was slightly better than the national average. 

A comparison of infections for 5-11 and 5-18 shows that statewide infections increased by 14.7 percent for the seven day period. Several counties in the Southeast, most notably Hocking, experienced growth rates that dramatically exceeded state averages. This is consistent with national reports that suggest slowing growth rates in urban communities and upticks in rural areas that have been previously less affected.