Columbiana County reports 8th case
LISBON – Columbiana County is reporting Friday an eighth confirmed case of the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the county health department. Although there is no name being released for the man who died from complications brought on by the virus, according to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health the lone death in Columbiana County was a man in the age category of 80-plus years old. The first death in the county was announced on Thursday. Of the seven people the ODH lists in Columbiana County, five are reportedly hospitalized. Four are between the ages of 50 and 59. One is listed as age 30 to 39 and another is listed as age 70 to 79. Five of Columbiana County’s cases are men, while two are women. As of Friday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,137 confirmed cases across the state, a jump of 270 cases from Thursday. There have now been 19 deaths reported across the state. It has been week since March 20 when the county health department announced the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The state began the stay at home order late on Monday. The first COVID-19 case in Ohio was confirmed on March 10, although it is now known there were symptoms from early cases dating back into late February.