MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County continues to lead the state with the most COVID-19-related deaths as the numbers reported continue to grow.
Mahoning County Public Health is reporting 504 positive COVID-19 cases, including 195 hospitalizations and 41 deaths.
That’s up from 469 cases and 35 deaths reported on Tuesday.
Mahoning County has more deaths related to the coronavirus than Cuyahoga County, which recorded 39 deaths but 1,281 cases.
According to Mahoning County Public Health, 96% of the victims who died had underlying health conditions and 46% were long-term care residents. The median age range of the victims is 81, with 55% being over the age of 80.
Seven percent of the deaths were those who are under the age of 60.
The number of deaths is according to the date reported and not the actual date of death. The date of COVID-19 death notification can sometimes be delayed.
The numbers released by the county health department were not reflected in the total released by the Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon.