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Columbiana County reports 10 new cases, 8 new deaths

The health district received death information from a long term care facility that had not previously been entered into the Ohio Disease Reporting System. Eight deaths were reported in the facility between Aug. 26 and Sept. 13.
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LISBON — Columbiana County has reported a total of 1,912 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date.

Columbiana County Health District today reported 10 new cases and eight new deaths since its last report Sept. 11.

The health district received death information from a long term care facility that had not previously been entered into the Ohio Disease Reporting System. Eight deaths were reported in the facility between Aug. 26 and Sept. 13.

According to the Ohio Department of Health’s dashboard Tuesday, 1,746 residents have recovered from COVID-19.

Inmates of Federal Correctional Institution Elkton account for 958 cases; residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes account for 189 cases; and another 765 cases live in the community.

A total of 79 virus-related deaths have been reported to date. The deaths can be attributed to nine inmates at the federal prison, 51 residents at long term care facilities and 19 community members.

This week, Columbiana County remained in the state’s level 2 “orange” alert status under the Ohio Public Health Advisory System map, as the county meets two of the state’s seven risk indicators:

  • The county has reported 56 new cases within the last two weeks, which is over the threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 residents.

  • Between Aug. 19 and Aug. 25, more than 80 percent of new cases were reported outside group settings. Counties meet this indicator when weekly non-congregate case totals from at least one of the last three weeks was over 50 percent. The following week, that indicator sunk to about 42 percent, then 33 percent the week after that.