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Social Distancing highly effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio

As of April 8, at 2pm, ODH tracking data shows a steady but attenuated rate of growth in COVID-19 infections throughout Ohio, a continuation of the trend noted in previous days and sustained evidence that social distancing has been highly effective in reducing the spread of the novel COVID pathogen.

Analysis of infections by region through yesterday (4/7/20), indicates tremendous variability by region with the Northeast accounting for almost half of all infections and the Southeast accounting for only 2.9%. Paradoxically, historic mortality data obtained by Ohio University from ODH and analyzed by Alliance and CHSP researchers suggests fatalities would be much higher in the Southeast region, given infection rates similar to other areas of the state. 

Map of COVID-19 Infections by Ohio County

COVID-19 Infections by Ohio Region

Date in 2020 Central Northeast Northwest Southeast Southwest West Total
3/18 8 66 1 4 8 1 88
3/19 - 89 1 4 9 4 107
3/20 18 120 2 4 21 4 169
3/21 28 166 6 5 28 14 247
3/22 43 227 9 6 44 22 351
3/23 59 276 15 10 53 28 441
3/24 100 330 16 11 68 37 562
3/25 122 413 32 14 79 44 704
3/26 150 513 49 17 90 46 865
3/27 207 671 69 20 103 64 1,134
3/28 296 785 96 29 120 73 1,399
3/29 330 927 129 33 140 91 1,650
3/30 380 1,083 156 39 161 110 1,929
3/31 442 1,205 182 46 193 126 2,194
4/1 526 1,350 228 52 231 154 2,541
4/2 594 1,529 277 64 265 167 2,896
4/3 688 1,728 311 71 318 189 3,305
4/4 778 1,884 362 86 405 214 3,729
4/5 858 1,978 406 96 447 246 4,031
4/6 926 2,122 438 119 536 292 4,433
4/7 1,003 2,240 472 138 574 337 4,764

 

COVID-19 Infections by Ohio Region by Percentages 

Date in 2020 Central Northeast Northwest Southeast Southwest West Total
3/18 9.1% 75.0% 1.1% 4.5% 9.1% 1.1% 100.0%
3/19 0.0% 83.2% 0.9% 3.7% 8.4% 3.7% 100.0%
3/20 10.7% 71.0% 1.2% 2.4% 12.4% 2.4% 100.0%
3/21 11.3% 67.2% 2.4% 2.0% 11.3% 5.7% 100.0%
3/22 12.3% 64.7% 2.6% 1.7% 12.5% 6.3% 100.0%
3/23 13.4% 62.6% 3.4% 2.3% 12.0% 6.3% 100.0%
3/24 17.85 58.7% 2.8% 2.0% 12.1% 6.6% 100.0%
3/25 17.3% 58.7% 4.5% 2.0% 11.2% 6.3% 100.0%
3/26 17.3% 59.3% 5.7% 2.0% 10.4% 5.3% 100.0%
3/27 18.3% 59.2% 6.1% 1.8% 9.1% 5.6% 100.0%
3/28 21.2% 56.1% 6.9% 2.1% 8.6% 5.2% 100.0%
3/29 20.0% 56.2% 7.8% 2.0% 8.5% 5.5% 100.0%
3/30 19.7% 56.1% 8.1% 2.0% 8.3% 5.7% 100.0%
3/31 20.1% 54.9% 8.3% 2.1% 8.8% 5.7% 100.0%
4/1 20.7% 53.1% 9.0% 2.0% 9.1% 6.1% 100.0%
4/2 20.5% 52.8% 9.6% 2.2% 9.2% 5.8% 100.0%
4/3 20.8% 52.3% 9.4% 2.1% 9.6% 5.7% 100.0%
4/4 20.9% 50.5% 9.7% 2.3% 10.9% 5.7% 100.0%
4/5 21.35 49.1% 10.1% 2.4% 11.1% 6.1% 100.0%
4/6 20.9% 47.9% 9.9% 2.7% 12.1% 6.6% 100.0%
4/7 21.1% 47.0% 9.9% 2.9% 12.0% 7.1% 100.0%