Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

There have been a total of 25,250 Ohio COVID-19 cases and 1,436 deaths as of May 12, 2020. This represents a 2 percent increase in cases and a 6 percent increase in deaths over the May 11th numbers.

A review of deaths by sex and age shows that more males (769) have died than females (667). As noted in previous blogs, elderly Ohioans are at significantly greater risk than younger Ohioans, with 51.5 percent of all deaths accounted for by persons older than 80. While this generalization is true for both males and female, males tend to die earlier than females, presumably because males are more likely to experience underlying conditions that make them vulnerable to fatal complications.   

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  1. The following summary is based on the COVID-19 report of May 7, 2020. Reported deaths were compared to the age distribution of the Ohio population as derived from an Ohio Department of Development online publication. It was found that a person 60 or older is approximately 37 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than a person under 60. Those over 60 are 300 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those under 40. Those age 40 to 59 are approximately 22 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than persons younger than 40.
    We need not to forget the overdose and addiction problems. However, in terms of numbers of deaths per week, COVID-19 is much higher. There were 303 COVID-19 deaths the week of May 3-May 10. On the peak year for which data is publicly available-2017-overdose deaths were running at an average of 92 per week. Of course, it is hoped that COVID-19 will run its course within a year. Overdose deaths continue unabated and accounted for 27,000 deaths over the ten-year period ending in 2018.