COVID-19 Update, October 5, 2020
The following charts show COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths per 100,000 population by Ohio region through September 24. Cases tend to rise and fall and then rise again. It is interesting to note that infection rates were higher in Ohio's second wave while hospitalization and death rates peaked in the spring.
Infection rates for the period were highest in Central Ohio, hospitalization rates were highest in the Northwest and deaths were highest in the North East.
South East Ohio recorded the lowest rate of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Paradoxically, this region also has the highest percentage of residents with underlying conditions.