Allen County reported two new deaths in its tallies.
One was a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized and died Wednesday. His onset date was March 24.
The other was a woman in her 80s who died Tuesday. She wasn’t hospitalized and had an onset date of Monday.
Overall, Allen County now has six deaths, with three women all over the age of 80 and two men, two over the age of 80 and one in his 40s. That ranks Allen County 12th in the state in deaths per 100,000 people.
Allen County has 51 confirmed cases and six probable cases, affecting people in an age range between 20 and older than 80.
Here are the latest details about the state and region’s issues with the COVID-19 pandemic:
• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Confirmed cases: 57. Deaths: 6. Updated 2 p.m. 4/16/20
Auglaize County: Confirmed cases: 19. Deaths: 1. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/16/20
Hardin County: Confirmed cases: 12. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/16/20
Putnam County: Confirmed cases: 4. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/16/20
Van Wert County: Confirmed cases: 2. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/16/20
Ohio: Confirmed and probable cases: 8,239. Confirmed and probable deaths: 389. Updated: 2 p.m. 4/16/20
• The Ohio Department of Health released a list of long-term care facilities with cases as of 2 p.m. Wednesday. Facilities in Allen County included Lima Manor (1 case), Mennonite Memorial Home (5) and Shawnee Manor (1). Facilities in Auglaize County included Otterbein of St. Marys SeniorLife Community (1) and Otterbein of Cridersville SeniorLife Community (4). There were no cases listed from Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby, Putnam and Van Wert countiies.
• Mercer County has 13 confirmed cases, six recovered cases, 12 pending cases, 139 negative cases, two hospitalizations and one death as of noon Thursday.
• Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 donated $5,000 to Our Home Family Resource Center’s Food Pantry to help families through the crisis.
• The state reported 158,678 unemployment compensation claims for the week ending April 11 for a total of 855,197 over the past four weeks. That is significantly above the combined 715,512 claims filed in the previous two years, according to the human services agency. The state has paid a record $227 million to more than 271,000 individuals who filed for unemployment in the past four weeks.
• To date, Ohio has confirmed more than 8,400 cases and 389 deaths, according to new federal guidelines that allow cases and deaths considered “probable” COVID-19 infections without a positive test. The pandemic has caused more than 2,300 hospitalizations in Ohio, with more than 700 people needing treatment in intensive care units.
Health care workers account for 20% of the overall cases in the state. Nursing homes have reported more than 800 cases, or about one in 10.
The virus has infected more than 150 state prison employees and more than 270 inmates, and killed one guard and three inmates. Six inmates have died at a federal prison in Elkton in eastern Ohio.
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