In an effort to provide transparency to the general public, the Ohio Department of Health has modified its dashboards that allow users to access coronavirus (COVID-19) data from multiple sources, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Monday.
The dashboard is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
According to DeWine, the state's dashboard has provided the broadest and most granular level of information that the Ohio Department of Health has ever made available on infectious diseases that is updated on a daily basis. Information made available via the dashboard has included:
- An overview of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by county and by the day symptoms first occurred.
- A breakdown of positive cases confirmed by laboratory testing and positive cases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control's new expanded definition of positive cases that includes probable cases and diagnosis.
- Cases broken down by age and gender.
- Cumulative case and death count broken down by new daily cases and existing cases.
- Current trends of cases, deaths, and hospitalizations, including reports received in the past 24 hours compared to the 5-day average.
- Age range and median age of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
- The cumulative number of intensive care unit admissions and ICU admission percentage of total cases.
- The number of counties with at least one case, hospitalization, or death.
- The number of lab tests performed.
- The number and percentage of cases impacting healthcare workers.
- The race and ethnicity of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
- Forecast modeling of predicted cases.
- Cases and tests completed for residents and staff of state-owned facilities, such as Youth Services cases and testing completed for residents of state-owned facilities, such as prisons, youth detention centers, psychiatric hospitals, and developmental centers.
As for the modifications, DeWine announced that the state would be reporting aggregate death data for nursing homes and assisted living facilities at the county level beginning next week. DeWine has also directed the Ohio Department of Health to accurately collect case information for individuals who are in direct care providers at hospitals, including the name of the hospital where they work.
DeWine expects this information to be made available soon.
As of Monday Ohio has had 12,919 positive coronavirus cases, including 2,653 hospitalizations, 798 ICU admissions and 509 deaths. Dating back to the discovery of Ohio's first positive coronavirus case on March 9, DeWine has put a number of measures in place to encourage physical distancing, including a stay-at-home order since March 23. Last week, DeWine announced that the state is preparing to begin the process of reopening its economy when the current stay-at-home order expires on May 1.