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.