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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Lorain County Public Health is responding.

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COVID-19 Data for Lorain County, OH

An in-depth look at Ohio’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Long term care facilities: Confirmed cases by county and Deaths by county

The graphs below provide additional insight into the work Lorain County Public Health is doing to control the spread of COVID-19. This data does not include cases or contacts of cases that reside in a long-term care facility or a correctional facility. These graphs will be updated weekly on Thursdays at 2 p.m.

The Recovery graph gives a complete picture of confirmed cases in Lorain County. It demonstrates how many people could still potentially spread COVID-19 as an existing case. It also demonstrates cases that have recovered. Displaying the data in this way allows us to see the proportion of existing cases to recovered cases at a quick glance. It also helps us learn about how long it is taking for confirmed cases to recover.

Confirmed cases per day are shown in the bars, while the line is the 7-day moving average of new cases per day in Lorain County.

The Community Contacts graph demonstrates how many contacts that confirmed cases had outside of their household. It is clear that when the Stay at Home order went into effect, it made an impact on the number of contacts. This is a demonstration of how social distancing helps control the spread of the virus.

When Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) identifies a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, LCPH puts the contact under a 14-day quarantine. This graph displays close contacts of confirmed cases and their quarantine status. Blue represents the total number of people actively being monitored. Green represents the total number of people released from quarantine who were asymptomatic . Red represents the total number of people that began showing symptoms in quarantine and are considered probable cases. This graph represents the total number of people who may have spread COVID-19 to others had they not been quarantined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 25% of positive cases are asymptomatic.

The Call Volume graph shows the number of calls per week that Lorain County Public Health has answered from the general public asking about COVID-19. Lorain County Public Health staff continue to be available to answer questions during business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 440-322-6367.

This graph shows the most commonly reported symptoms of the first 130 positive COVID-19 cases in Lorain County.  

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
    source: CDC

LCPH and Contact Tracing