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Mahoning County has 12 new COVID-19 cases

The county has three new deaths and one hospitalization.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County now has a total of 2,383 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date, 12 more than reported by the state Friday.

That number makes Mahoning ninth in cases among the state's 88 counties.

The Ohio Department of Health on Saturday reported one new hospitalization for Mahoning, bringing its total throughout the coronavirus pandemic to 411.

ODH also reported three new deaths, bringing Mahoning's total to 253, fourth in the state. Only Franklin (513), Cuyahoga (475) and Lucas (316) have reported more deaths. Hamilton is fifth with 246 deaths.

The state says that 1,763 of Mahoning's cases are presumed recovered.

According to age group breakdowns of county COVID-19 cases by Mahoning County Public Health, 21 percent of all the county's reported cases through Friday are patients 80 years and older. Patients younger than 30 account for 18 percent and patients 60 to 69 years old account for 15 percent of all cases.

The average age of the county's infected patients is 45 years old, which has dropped steadily since March, when the average age was 63.7 years old, and since June, when the average age was 50.6 years old.

According to racial demographics updated Friday, white county residents, who make up 80.4 percent of the county population, account for 62 percent of all COVID-19 cases and 86 percent of all deaths. Black residents, who make up 16.1 percent of the population, account for 17 percent of all cases and 14 percent of all deaths.

Residents whose race was not identified or provided in the data account for 16 percent of all cases in the county.