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.