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Your Voice Ohio is a collaborative effort to produce more relevant, powerful journalism based on the needs and ambitions of Ohioans and Ohio communities. Your Voice Ohio is an initiative of WYSO and more than 30 news organizations across Ohio.

Your Voice Ohio: The Latest COVID-19 Numbers At A Glance

Ohio’s COVID-19 Numbers At A Glance:

  • More than 118,000 have been infected, or about one in every 100 Ohioans.
  • More than 13,000 have been hospitalized, or more than one of every 10 diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • More than 4,000 have died, or 33 of every 100,000 people. Ohio ranks 22nd for deaths per capita and is below the national rate of 50 per 100,000.
  • Two of every three deaths were a nursing home patient.
  • Blacks represent 19 percent of the deaths but are 12 percent of the state population.

Averages for the most recent three weeks:

  • 1,000 new people diagnose positive daily.
  • Nearly 90 new people are hospitalized daily.
  • 21 people die daily.

Comparisons:

  • The number of people infected would exceed Ohio State University stadium capacity by more than 10,000
  • At the current rate of infection, the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 by mid-September will equal the population of Dayton, Ohio’s sixth-largest city.

Why such attention to this issue?

  • A statewide poll by Your Voice Ohio and the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics shows that Ohioans ranked the COVID-19 pandemic their biggest concern this election season.A close second is the economy, which has been greatly affected by the pandemic.
  • Ohioans in Southeast, Southwest and Central regions of the state named the pandemic their number one issue. Northeast and Northwest regions ranked the economy their top issue, with the pandemic a close second.

Your Voice Ohio is a collaborative effort to produce more relevant, powerful journalism based on the needs and ambitions of Ohioans and Ohio communities. Your Voice Ohio is an initiative of WYSO and more than 30 news organizations across Ohio.