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.