Ohio reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 17,530 new cases. That's down 10.3% from the previous week's tally of 19,546 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Ohio ranked 33rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 10.9% from the week before, with 770,895 cases reported. With 3.51% of the country's population, Ohio had 2.27% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 22 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Coshocton County reported 64 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 35 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 8,136 cases and 160 deaths.
Across Ohio, cases fell in 50 counties, with the best declines in Cuyahoga County, with 2,015 cases from 2,559 a week earlier; in Summit County, with 825 cases from 1,278; and in Lucas County, with 603 cases from 890.
Within Ohio, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Gallia County with 395 cases per 100,000 per week; Lawrence County with 203; and Union County with 197. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Franklin County, with 2,409 cases; Cuyahoga County, with 2,015 cases; and Hamilton County, with 1,454. Weekly case counts rose in 37 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Butler, Montgomery and Gallia counties.
In Ohio, zero people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, zero people were reported dead.
A total of 2,780,653 people in Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 38,657 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 84,762,022 people have tested positive and 1,008,585 people have died.
Ohio's COVID-19 hospital admissions staying flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, June 5.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
Last week: 1,623
The week before that: 1,608
Four weeks ago: 1,199
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
Last week: 58,022
The week before that: 55,117
Four weeks ago: 44,923
Hospitals in 35 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 32 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 29 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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This article originally appeared on Coshocton Tribune: Coshocton County's COVID cases up 82.9%