Where are Ohio’s biggest coronavirus spikes?
CLEVELAND,Ohio - The growth of known coronavirus cases in Ohio is occurring across the state, with more cases being reported in the last two weeks than the two weeks before that in 62 of the 88 counties.
Overall, Ohio has added 9,779 cases in the last two weeks, according to reporting by the Ohio Department of Health. This is up 23% from 5,660 fr the the two earlier weeks ending June 16, cleveland.com found in reviewing the day-by-day reports.
The details released by the state come with the caveat that testing is up sharply, though health officials and Gov. Mike DeWine say increased testing only partially accounts for the increased numbers of known cases.
Trends for some of the smallest counties with relatively few cases are less reliable to identify.
But among the 28 counties with a population of at least 100,000, the trend is clear - there has been a strong concentration of new cases in Southwest Ohio.
Cases are up 66% in Montgomery County (Dayton), 59% in nearby Clark County, 51% in Hamilton County (Cincinnati) and at least 30% in three other counties adjacent to Hamilton or Montgomery - Clermont (42%), Warren (41%) and Greene (38%).
In comparison, cases during the last two weeks are up 30% in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), 26% in Franklin (Columbus), 14% in Summit (Akron), 8% in Mahoning (Youngstown) and 6% in Lucas (Toledo).
Elsewhere in the Greater Cleveland area, the gains have been 24% in Lake County, 20% in Medina, 17% in Lorain, 17% in Geauga ...
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