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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A zip code just east of The Ohio State University campus in a large swath of northern Columbus — 43201 — has reported the second-most COVID-19 cases in Ohio, according to zip code data newly published by the Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio’s top zip for coronavirus as of Tuesday is Marion County’s 43302, with 4,138 reported cases. However, 1,980 (48%) of those cases are from inmates at Marion Correctional Institution and adjacent North Central Correction Complex, according to data as of Tuesday from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
The second-highest zip is Columbus’ 43201, with 3,115 cases. However, the “unknown” category bests it with 4,095 cases.
Use the interactive map below to search zip codes. Note: For privacy reasons, Ohio does not release data for zip codes with fewer than 100 people or fewer than five cases. Health advisory levels for each zip are the levels of that zip’s main county.
The map above will be updated every weekday.
Of the top 10 zips that have reported cases, seven are fully or partially in Franklin County, including 43146 in rural Orient.
That zip, however, includes Pickaway Correctional Institution and the Correctional Reception Center. Those two facilities have reported 2,013 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, making up 71% of the zip code’s 2,845 cases.
Ohio’s top zip codes with most COVID-19 cases
|Rank||Zip code||Cases||Population||Primary municipality and county|
|10||43123||2,250||65,442||Grove City, Franklin|
Along with the zip code map, NBC4 will publish every weekday the interactive table below of the map data. Users can sort by categories such as cases, population and cases per 1,000 residents, and they can also search for a municipality or county.
Of the top 10 Ohio zips with the most cases per 1,000 residents, only one is in Central Ohio — zip code 43146 — which, again, includes the state prison facilities in Pickaway County.
Ohio’s top zip codes with most COVID-19 cases per 1,000 residents
|Rank||ZIP Code||Cases||Per 1,000 residents||Population||Primary municipality and county|
|1||44687||94||341.82||275||Walnut Creek, Holmes|
|5||45899||14||127.27||110||Wren, Van Wert|
|8||45350||11||103.77||106||North Star, Darke|
|9||44659||14||102.94||136||Mount Eaton, Wayne|
The state’s dashboard allows users to filter the data by type of case (confirmed or probable), time period (cumulative, last two weeks or last 30 days), and choose to show total cases or cases per 100,000 residents.
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