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Thu. 10:40 a.m.: One additional death reported at Valley nursing homes this week

One additional death was reported this week at a Mahoning County long-term care facility such as nursing homes and one was reported at a Trumbull County facility. It brings the total over the past two weeks to five after going about six weeks without any deaths attributed to the virus.

The new totals are 79 for Columbiana County, 160 for Trumbull and 284 for Mahoning.

The number of COVID-19 cases at area facilities remained nearly the same as last week, though the number of cases across the state rose substantially.

Mahoning County facilities reported 35 cases this week, 28 among staff and 7 among patients. The numbers were 29 among staff and 7 among patients last week.

All five of the facilities with the highest number of cases have the exact same numbers as last week.

They are the Humility House nursing home in Austintown with six staff cases and no patient cases, Masternick Memorial Nursing Home in New Middletown with four staff cases and one patient, the Inn at Poland Way assisted living in Poland with three staff cases and one patient case, the Marian Living Center Assisted Living in in North Lima with four patient cases and no staff cases and the Inn at Poland Way assisted living in Poland having three staff cases and one patient case.

It’s possible that those case are the same because they were not updated, which has happened in the past. Trumbull County facilities had six cases this week, one less than last week. No Columbiana County facilities reported any new cases this week.

Across the state, there were 530 patient cases and 791 staff cases this week, an increase of 306 cases from the previous week.

The number of cases at Ohio prisons this week rose from 168 to 198 with 128 being staff members and 70 being inmates.

The numbers at local prisons rose this week with the the Trumbull Correctional Institution seeing an increase from 1 to 4 staff cases this week, the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown having an increase from 8 to 9 staff cases this week, and the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown seeing an increase from 2 to 3 cases this week.

None of the facilities has any inmate cases.

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