YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County has reported a total of 2,999 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date, which includes five new cases reported today, according to Mahoning County Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Of those total cases, about 127 are presumed to be active infections.
A total of 279 virus-related deaths have been reported to date. Of those total deaths, 213, or 76 percent, were reported in county long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, according to MCPH.
Another 2,593 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That metric is measured as the number of COVID-19 patients whose symptoms reportedly began more than 21 days ago but who have not died.
The county reported four new hospitalizations today. A total of 477 people have been hospitalized to date in the county, according to the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard. Of those, 79 people were admitted to an intensive care unit, according to the county.
The average age of today’s new cases is 49 years old. The county dashboard does not represent the average age of all coronavirus cases to date.
About 64 percent of the county’s cases to date are whites, who make up about 80 percent of the county population. About 17 percent of those cases are Blacks, who make up 16 percent of the population.
The Boardman-area 44512 ZIP code reported the most coronavirus cases from March through August, followed by Austintown’s 44515 ZIP code and Canfield’s 44406 ZIP code. In August, the most cases were reported in the Youngstown-area 44514 ZIP code, followed by the Boardman-area 44512 ZIP code and the Canfield-area 44406 ZIP code.
The Sebring-area 44672 ZIP code reported the most coronavirus deaths from March through August, followed by Boardman’s 44512 ZIP code and Austintown’s 44515 ZIP code. In August, only two deaths were reported by ZIP code, one in the Canfield-area 44406 ZIP code and another in the Struthers-area 44471 ZIP code.
Mahoning County this week remained in the state’s level 1 “yellow” alert status under the Ohio Public Health Advisory System map, as the county meets only one of the state’s seven risk indicators:
Between 76 and 88 percent of the county’s new cases between Aug. 26 and Sept. 15 were reported outside congregate settings. Counties meet that indicator if weekly non-congregate cases from at least one of the last three weeks was more than 50 percent.
Mahoning County on Sunday had the 9th-highest total number of cases in the state, as well as the 5th-highest total deaths, according to ODH.
Mahoning County Public Health maintains a dedicated hotline to report Mahoning County businesses that are violating the new statewide mask mandate that took effect July 23. That number is 330-270-2858 and can be reached 24/7. Callers are asked to leave the name and address of the business, as well as details about the violation.
The release notes the county hotline is for reporting businesses, not individuals. For business violations within the City of Youngstown, residents should call the Youngstown City Health District at 330-743-3333.