Friday, June 26, 2020

June 25, 2020

The following graphs present daily COVID-19 infections and deaths for the state of Ohio between January 1 and June 25, 2020. The blue line represents actual cases. The bold red line is the same data with smoothing applied to reduce the “noise” associated with fluctuating data. The smoothed trend shows the direction of the data and the gray area surrounding the red line is a confidence band that represents how much we can trust the smoothed trend. Analysis of state level infections suggest Ohio has experienced a modest decline in infections since spring peak. The data also suggests a more significant decrease in the number of deaths since peak transmission.

 Analysis of infections and deaths by region of state shows infections continue to increase in several regions while deaths have broadly fallen across all regions. It is important to note that there tends to be a lag between increasing infections and deaths so early signs of resurgent infections may suggest increased deaths in those areas experiencing elevated infections.

Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

As of June 22 there have been 45,537 Coronavirus cases, 7,292 related hospitalizations and 2,704 deaths. Ohio has recorded an additional 131 deaths since this time last week for a 5.1% increase in deaths. Twenty-seven Ohio counties are yet to record a deaths, 44 counties recorded no increase in deaths and only 17 counties reported increases, with Hardin County recording the highest percentage increase (150%).

Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

As of June 18, 2020 there have been a total of 43,122 cases, 2,633 deaths and 7,104 hospitalizations. We noted on Monday a 7 percent increase in both infections and deaths from the previous week. 

As of today there has been a 5.2 percent increase in hospitalizations since last Thursday, with the small county of Harrison experiencing a 50 percent increase (from 2 to 3). Two suburban Counties, Greene (25%) and Fairfield (17.4%), experienced elevated hospitalization rates. Montgomery County had the highest increase in hospitalizations among urban counties (16.2%)  

Monday, June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

As of June 15, 2020 there have been 41,576 Cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 2,573 deaths. This represents an overall 7.1 percent increase in cases and a 7.0 percent increase in deaths over the seven day period. These modest increases suggest continued progress as Ohio continues to open its economy.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

As of June 11, 2020 there have been a total of 40,004 Ohio COVID-19 cases and 2,490 deaths. A review of deaths per 100,000 population by county shows tremendous variability with Monroe County in Eastern Ohio reporting a rate of 102 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Mahoning (85), Pickaway (70) and Lucas (62) Counties. Several counties have yet to report a single death and many counties are reporting rates still in the single digits. 

Analysis of moving seven day averages for cases and deaths from March 1st through June shows that both cases and deaths peaked in mid-April and have continued to decline through June. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

As of today there have been 38,837 COVID-19 infections reported in Ohio and 2,404 deaths. Cases are declining at a modest pace and vary dramatically by county with Scioto County having the lowest rate at 24 cases per 100,000 population and Marion reporting the highest rate of 4,051 cases per 100,000 population.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Analysis of Ohio COVID-19 fatalities through June 2 shows a total of 2,258 deaths. As previously noted the vast majority of deaths are accounted for by older Ohioans, with more male fatalities than females. The data also shows dramatic variation in death rates per 100,000 population with Monroe County exhibiting the highest death rate of 96 deaths per 100,000 population. The state average death rate was 14 deaths per 100,000. Eighteen rural counties have yet to report a death.

COVID-19 fatalities peaked in mid-April and have declined substantially over the intervening period.