Columbiana County reports 174 additional COVID-19 cases among Elkton prisoners

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The health department also reported one new coronavirus-related death

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COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) – The Columbiana County Health District reported 183 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the county total to 660.

Of those new cases, 174 were inmates at the Elkton prison.

Union President Joseph Mayle said the jump is due to mass testing at the prison, where 310 inmates have tested positive.

The health department also reported one new coronavirus-related death. The victim was an 87-year-old male with underlying health conditions.

There have been 52 COVID-19 deaths reported in Columbiana County. Nine deaths were inmates at the federal prison and 27 deaths were residents in long-term health care facilities.

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