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79 more deaths reported in Ohio

Includes 11 in Mahoning County
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Posted at 3:27 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 21:02:05-04

The Ohio Department of Health reported 79 new deaths Tuesday. Ohio now has lost 1,135 people to the coronavirus since early March.

Lucas County now has 133 deaths, followed by Cuyahoga County with 128 and Mahoning County with 92.

Here is a look at cumulative death totals by county:

On Tuesday, 11 new deaths were reported in Mahoning County, 8 more deaths in Summit County and 7 more deaths in Cuyahoga County.

When you factor in population, it is clear that the coronavirus has been deadliest in Mahoning, Pickaway and Lucas Counties.

Ohio's most populous counties, Franklin and Cuyahoga, have surpassed the smaller Ohio counties with prisons of Marion and Pickaway, for most COVID-19 cases.

Cleveland reported 25 new cases and one fatality.

Franklin County now has the most total cases (confirmed and probable), followed by Cuyahoga, Marion and Pickaway.

When you factor in population, Marion (35 cases per 1,000 people) and Pickaway (31 cases per 1,000 people) still have the highest COVID-19 rates after outbreaks in the prison system. Mahoning County (4.5 cases per 1,000 people) and Lucas County (3.42 cases per 1,000 people) are also hard hit.

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