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Columbiana County reports 48 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

The county reported 48 new cases since last Friday, according to the district. All of the cases were from community members.
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LISBON — Columbiana County has reported a total of 2,061 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date.

The county reported 48 new cases since last Friday, according to the district. All of the cases were from community members.

Inmates of Federal Correctional Institution Elkton account for a total of 959 cases; residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes account for a total of 208 cases; and another 894 cases live in the community.

As of today, those age 60 to 69 accounted for 19 percent of the county’s total cases, the most prevalent age group, followed by: those age 50 to 59 (16 percent); 40 to 49 (14 percent); and 30 to 39 (14 percent).

One new death was reported today. The health district confirmed the death of an 88-year-old who was a resident of a long-term care facility.

A total of 87 virus-related deaths have been reported to date. Of those total deaths, 55 were reported in county long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, according to the district. FCI Elkton has reported nine inmate deaths, the most recent of which was reported May 8.

The Bureau of Prisons as of today reported only one active infection at FCI Elkton, which is an inmate.

FCI Elkton has the second-highest number of cumulative cases in the federal prison system, behind a low-security facility in Seagoville, Texas. It also has the fifth-highest number of inmate deaths.

As of Thursday, about 1,866 positive residents in the county have recovered, according to the Ohio Department of Health dashboard.

At FCI Elkton, 925 inmates and 54 employees have recovered from COVID-19, according to the bureau.

A total of 231 people have been hospitalized in the county as of Thursday, according to ODH.



Ellen Wagner

About the Author: Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner reports on municipal services and budget cuts in Youngstown. She is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.
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