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Mahoning County reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

African Americans make up 42 percent of the city of Youngstown's population and 50 percent of the city's virus-related deaths.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County now has 1,310 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 50 more than reported Thursday.

The county is also reporting one new virus-related death, for a total of 162.

Of those total cases, 287 people have been hospitalized. Of the county's 162 total deaths, 70 percent were reported at county long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, according to a release today from Mahoning County Public Health.

In 99 percent of those reported deaths, patients had underlying health conditions, according to the agency.

The agency notes the number of deaths is according to the date they were reported, rather than the actual date of death, as COVID-19 death reporting may be delayed. The figures do not represent the number of people who have died in the past 24 hours and also include confirmed and probable deaths.

The county also provided an updated racial breakdown of its COVID-19 cases. Of the county's confirmed cases, 66 percent are white and 11 percent are black. White people make up 80.4 percent of the county's population; 16.1 percent of people in the county are black.

In the city of Youngstown, 33 percent of cases are white and 36 percent are black. White people make up 49.3 percent of the city's population; 42 percent of the people living in the city are black.

Of the city's COVID-19 deaths, however, the racial breakdown is evenly split.

In Mahoning County, 86 percent of people who died of COVID-19 are white, and 13 percent are black.