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Columbiana reports 57 new COVID-19 cases since Monday

Of the county's 2,244 total coronavirus cases, about 157 are presumed to be active.
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LISBON — Columbiana County today reported 57 new COVID-19 cases since Monday. There have been a total of 2,244 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county to date. 

Of the county's total cases, about 157 are presumed to be active.

Of the county’s 57 new cases, 55 live in the community, and two are residents of long-term care facilities. according to the district.

Inmates of Federal Correctional Institution Elkton account for 959 of the total cases; residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes account for 210 cases; and another 1,075 cases have lived in the community.

A total of 89 virus-related deaths have been reported to date. 

As of today, residents between the ages of 60 and 69 make up 19 percent of COVID-19 cases, the largest share of all age groups, followed by residents between the ages of 50 and 59, which make up 16 percent of the county's cases.

The Bureau of Prisons as of Thursday reported four active infections — one employee and three people incarcerated at the prison.

FCI Elkton has the 2nd-highest number of cumulative cases in the federal prison system, behind a low-security facility in Seagoville, Tx. It also has the 4th-highest number of total deaths.

As of Friday, 1,998 people were presumed to have recovered from the virus in the county, according to the health district. The Ohio Department of Health measures that metric as the number of COVID-19 patients whose symptoms reportedly began more than 21 days ago but who have not died.

At FCI Elkton, 915 inmates and 54 employees have recovered from COVID-19, according to the bureau.

Columbiana County this week remained at 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 for coronavirus spread:

The county has reported 119 new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, or 116.80 new cases per 100,000 population. Counties meet this indicator when they report more than 50 new cases in the past two weeks per 100,000 people.

All of the county’s new cases from Oct. 14 to Oct. 27 were reported outside congregate settings such as long-term care or correctional facilities, up from 96 percent the week three weeks ago. Counties meet that indicator when more than 50 percent of new cases from at least one of the last three weeks were reported outside a group setting.

As of Thursday, Columbiana County had the 24th-highest total number of cases in the state, as well as the 12th-highest total deaths, according to ODH.