COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting 1,491 deaths due to the coronavirus in Ohio’s long-term care facilities.
As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, ODH reported a total of 2,611 deaths due to COVID-19, meaning 57 percent of coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities.
Franklin County has reported 227 deaths in long-term care facilites, the most of any county in Ohio.
Lucas County has the second-most with 175 deaths while four other counties, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Mahoning and Summit, are reporting more than 100 deaths in long-term care facilities.
These totals do not include residents who died prior to April 15.