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COVID-19

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COVID-19 Data for Lorain County, OH

Last updated January 27, 2021.  Confirmed case data will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. 

15,707 confirmed cases

Probable case data can now be viewed on the ODH dashboard.

More information on cases

  • Confirmed cases include:
    • A person who had a positive PCR test.
  • Probable cases include:
    • A person who had a positive antigen test.
    • A person who had symptoms of COVID-19 and was exposed to a confirmed case.

212 deaths 

More information on Lorain County COVID-19 deaths

Lorain County COVID-19 deaths: This information will be updated weekly on Wednesdays.
  • Sex
    • Female: 101
    • Male: 111
  • Age range
    • 30-39: 1
    • 40-49: 4
    • 50-59: 8
    • 60-69: 34
    • 70-79: 57
    • 80+: 108

Quarantine and Recovery Data

  • 7,294 total contacts quarantined**
  • 4,611 released from quarantine**
  • 1,986 actively being monitored**
  • 2,769 recovered cases**

**As of 11/17/20:  Due to a high volume of cases, these data points will not be updated until the caseload decrease.


Last updated January 21, 2021.  This data will be updated weekly.

Data from the Ohio Department of Health - Ohio's dashboard

Ohio Public Health Advisory System - Indicators for Lorain County


The graphs below displays confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lorain County.  The data does not include cases who reside in a long-term care facility or a correctional facility.  In order to be counted in these data, a confirmed case must have a positive COVID-19 test. For more insight on long term care facilities see these links: Confirmed cases by county and Deaths by county.

COVID-19 Cases in Lorain County, OH is based on the Earliest Known Date (EKD) of symptom onset, which is why some cases may appear before March 14th.  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.

This graph shows the percent of positive COVID-19 tests in Lorain County. That means it shows the total number of positive COVID-19 tests divided by the total number of tests performed on Lorain County residents in the 14 days prior. The graph represents tests, not individual persons. Also, the graph includes only PCR tests. This data comes from data.cms.gov, which gets its data from HHS the Unified Testing Dataset. The percent positive rate of COVID-19 tests helps us understand how quickly the virus is spreading.

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. LCPH staff continue to answer questions during business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 440-322-6367.

This table compares a community’s COVID-19 caseload to its population. The “% COVID-19 cases” column shows what percentage of Lorain County COVID-19 cases live in that community. The “% population of Lorain County” column shows what percentage of all people in Lorain County live in that community. The two numbers are overall very similar for each community. This shows that COVID-19 is evenly spread throughout all communities in Lorain County. Living or spending time in a specific community does not affect your risk of COVID-19. Spending time around people you don’t live with does increase your risk of COVID-19.
These percentages:

  • Only include cases confirmed through PCR tests, not antigen tests.
  • Do not include people living in nursing homes, prisons, and other congregate living facilities.

 

Community

% total cases

% population of Lorain County

Amherst City

4.41%

3.83%

Amherst Township

2.00%

2.15%

Avon City

8.21%

7.33%

Avon Lake City

8.23%

7.67%

Brighton Township

0.36%

0.29%

Brownhelm Township

0.66%

2.43%

Camden Township

0.32%

0.52%

Carlisle Township

1.99%

2.32%

Columbia Township

2.80%

2.35%

Eaton Township

1.47%

1.87%

Elyria City

16.91%

16.84%

Elyria Township

1.11%

0.99%

Grafton Township

0.84%

0.89%

Grafton Village

0.99%

1.79%

Kipton Village

0.05%

0.07%

Henrietta Township

0.59%

0.57%

Huntington Township

0.39%

0.42%

LaGrange Township

1.28%

2.05%

LaGrange Village

0.83%

0.78%

Lorain City

22.98%

20.00%

New Russia Township

0.43%

0.79%

North Ridgeville City

12.29%

10.77%

Oberlin City

1.56%

2.57%

Penfield Township

0.43%

0.57%

Pittsfield Township

0.33%

0.51%

Rochester Township

0.16%

0.25%

Rochester Village

0.05%

0.05%

Sheffield Township

1.27%

1.13%

Sheffield Village

1.53%

1.38%

Sheffield Lake City

2.93%

2.79%

South Amherst Village

0.53%

0.52%

Wellington Township

0.51%

1.98%

Wellington Village

1.56%

1.54%


Last updated January 15, 2021.  Due to a high volume of cases, these data points will not be updated until the caseload decreases.

Community Level Data is available for jurisdictions with 20 or more cumulative cases. 

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The Community-Based Testing Table displays the results of pop-up COVID-19 testing conducted by the Ohio National Guard, in partnership with Lorain County Public Health and Lorain County Health & Dentistry.

Lorain County Community-Based Testing for COVID-19, 2020
  Site (Date)   Tests Conducted   New Cases Identified   % Positive (New Cases)  
  Elyria (Jun. 19)   697   9   1.3%  
  Avon Lake (Aug. 19-20)   1,129   31   2.7%  
  Lorain (Aug. 24)   336   9   2.7%  
  Elyria (Sept. 19th)   241   7   2.9%  
  Oberlin (Oct. 9)   298   2   0.7%  
Avon (Oct. 23)                    496 24 4.8%
               

Learn how LCPH uses contact tracing to slow the spread of COVID-19.