Mahoning County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

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Ninety-nine percent of those who died had underlying health conditions

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MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County Public Health reported 20 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths since Wednesday’s report, when 25 new cases and 16 new deaths were reported.

In all, there were a total of 1,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county and 115 deaths. There are 252 people who have been hospitalized.

Ninety-nine percent of those who died had underlying health conditions, and 66% were residents of long-term care facilities, according to the health department. The median age of the victims is 82, with those who died ranging in age from 50 to 101.

The number of deaths is according to the date reported and not the actual date of death. Death notifications can sometimes be delayed.

The daily increase does not indicate the number of individuals who have died in the last 24 hours.  The number reported includes both confirmed and probable cases.

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