Richland County COVID-19 map 072420

This "heat map" was released by Richland Public Health on Friday, July 24.

MANSFIELD -- Richland County had 96 active cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, according to Richland Public Health.

The agency released a new graphic "heat map," displaying positive coronavirus infection rates by zip code.

According to the graphic, Richland County has had 455 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March and 20 "probable" cases. With nine reported deaths and 370 presumed recoveries, that leaves 96 active cases, RPH reported. Richland County has a population of 121,154 as of 2019.

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Richland County new cases graphic

RPH reported there have been 69 hospitalizations with 11 people currently in the hospital. It said 24 of those hospitalizations have spent time in the ICU.

The state website, updated each day at 2 p.m., reported 41 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, well above the 21-day average of 19. There have been 3,297 COVID-19 deaths in Ohio since the virus was initially reported in the state.

There were 1,560 new positive tests since Thursday, above the 21-day average of 1,261. The Ohio Department of Health has reported 81,746 positive tests in total.

ODH also reported 104 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, slightly above the 21-day average of 95. Since the pandemic began, 10,072 people have been hospitalized.

The state reported 16 patients were admitted into ICU beds in the last 24 hours, slightly below the 21-day average of 18. A total of 2,419 people have been treated in ICUs since COVID-19 began.

Richland Public Health graphic

Across north central Ohio, according to the state website:

Crawford County -- 154 positive tests, 25 total hospitalizations, five deaths and 131 presumed recoveries, leaving 18 active cases. Crawford County has a population of 41,494 as of 2019.

Knox County -- 112 positive tests, 15 total hospitalizations, 2 deaths and 54 presumed recoveries, leaving 56 active cases. Knox County has a population of 62,322 as of 2019.

Ashland County -- 110 positive tests, 13 hospitalizations,  four deaths and 72 presumed recoveries, leaving 34 active cases. Ashland County has a population of 53,484 as of 2019.

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