Ohio’s COVID-19 at a glance


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Want to express your thoughts about the upcoming election and issues that are important to you? The Your Voice Ohio project and the Sidney Daily News are partnering to sponsor a series of online conversations so that you can contribute to presidential election coverage in Ohio. Volunteer to contribute to this effort by going to this web site – www.yourvoiceohio.org/election2020. Participants will be selected from the list of volunteers to represent Ohio demographics and will receive a $125 stipend for participation in a session.

The numbers:

• 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.

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Shape the news with your voice!

Want to express your thoughts about the upcoming election and issues that are important to you? The Your Voice Ohio project and the Sidney Daily News are partnering to sponsor a series of online conversations so that you can contribute to presidential election coverage in Ohio. Volunteer to contribute to this effort by going to this web site – www.yourvoiceohio.org/election2020. Participants will be selected from the list of volunteers to represent Ohio demographics and will receive a $125 stipend for participation in a session.