Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

The rate of infections increased by 4.2% between today and yesterday. This is slightly higher than previous days but still in the moderate range. The percentage increase in deaths between April 29 and April 30 was 4.1%, considerably lower than the change reported by ODH for yesterday's 17%  spike in fatalities.

Comparison of fatalities for April 30 and April 23 shows a 319 count increase (48.6%). Deaths in Pickaway surged from 5 to 21 (320%) for the week, while deaths in Marion only increased by 1. 

Analysis of fatalities to date by sex and age reveals that 54.5% of fatalities were male and that only 16 out of 975 deaths were accounted for by Ohioans younger than 50. More than half of all fatalities (50.3%)were 80 and older.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

While the overall COVID-19 infection rate continued to increase at a modest rate (3.2%) between 4-28 and 4-29, fatalities surged from 799 to 937 for a 17.3 percent change. The percentage of deaths to infections in Ohio now stands at 5.4%.

A review of international data shows the United States now has more than 1 Million total cases (1,040,233) and almost 60,000 deaths (59,819). On a per-capita basis, Spain and Italy exceed the U.S. in recorded infections and several Western European Countries have recorded more deaths on a rate per 1 million basis. 

Analysis of international COVID-19 testing rates shows the United States lags behind other developed countries. This is a critical factor that needs to be addressed as Ohio and the U.S. move toward relaxing social distancing standards and re-opening the economy.

Do you feel that Ohio and the United States have more at-risk populations, or that there has been a lack of social distancing, or both?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

All counties in Ohio are now reporting COVID-19 cases...

As of April 28, 2020 there were 16,769 reported COVID-19 in Ohio. This is a 2.7% increase over cases reported on April 27. There were 799 reported deaths, a 6.1% increase over the previous day.

New York continues to lead all states in cases (295,106) and fatalities (17,671). Ohio ranks 14th in both categories.

Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for 4.27.2020

The rate of increase for COVID-19 continued its downward trend on Monday. As of April 27, there were a total of 16,325 reported cases across Ohio. This constitutes a 2.3% increase over Sunday Totals. There are wide disparities between counties by infection rate, with Marion County reporting the highest rate at 3,290 cases per 100,000 population and Vinton County still having no cases to report.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Updates for 4.25.2020

Reported COVID-19 infections in Ohio exceeded 15,000 on April 24 but the percentage increase continued its downward trend with an overall change of only 3.2% over yesterday's days numbers. As of today, 690 Ohioans have died due to COVID-19 complications. This is 4.5 percent of identified cases. The majority of deaths are currently clustered in Northeast Ohio.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Update for 4/23/2020

As of April 23rd, there are a total of 14,694 reported COVID-19 cases in Ohio. That is a 4.1% increase from April 22nd. Total fatalities are 656 or 4.5% of identified infections.

The daily rate of increase in the recent hot spot counties of Marion and Pickaway has dropped to 1% and 0% respectively.

Analysis of infections from week to week (April 16 and April 23) shows that cases increased from 8,414 to 14,694 for a 75% increase over the seven day period. Putnam County had the highest percentage increase (1,075%), followed by Pickaway (747%), and Marion (683%).  

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update for 4.22.2020

The final two maps in today’s report display proportional infection rates per 100,000 population for Ohio Counties. Data for each county is represented as a series of concentric circles starting on the first day that an infection was noted to the last day of the report. The first map shows data through April 6 and the second map displays data for April 20. Visual inspection of the area between concentric circles (annulus) can be used to assess the degree to which increases in identified cases is stable and predictable. 
For most counties, the annuli are clustered closely together suggesting a stable pattern of growth. For Marion and Pickaway Counties there are significant gaps in recent annuli and significant growth in a short period of time. In the past week, COVID-19 infections spread exponentially through prison populations in both communities. There are approximately 50,000 state prison inmates incarcerated in 20 of Ohio’s 88 counties. There are also an estimated 20,000 Ohioans in county jails. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Ohio COVID-19 Tracker

Updates for 4.21.20

The COVID-19 rate of increase moderated between Monday and Tuesday with an overall 6.2%. gain. The Marion increase slowed to 3%, a significant improvement over Monday's report..Pickaway infections continue to surge with a 31% change over the previous day. State planners should maintain a watchful eye on the remaining state corrections facilities and county jails. 

Highlights for 4.20.20
COVID-19 cases increased from 11,602 on Sunday to 12,919 on Monday for a change of 11.4%. Pickaway County is following the path established by Marion with a 161% change between Sunday and Monday. Marion County's rate per 100,000 infections was an astonishing 28 times higher than state average.

Weekend Tracking Report

Marion County now represents 16% of the cases in Ohio. Infections in Marion County increased from 983 on Saturday to 1,834 on Sunday.

Ohio COVID-19 Tracking Update: Another day at over 8% increase in new cases. The overall mortality rate statewide is approaching 5%.

US COVID-19 Tracker

Check out the full mapping report for April 15th below. In some counties, the number of  COVID-19 cases has increased over 400% in one week!

The number of cases is decreasing in Ohio, but there were 50 new deaths reported today.