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Summit County reports 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths

475 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — More than 1,900 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus in Ohio, with roughly half of them in the Northeast region alone. 

Summit County Public Health now confirms 116 cases of the virus in the county, with 42 hospitalizations. Five of those people have died, which ties with Miami county for most deaths of any county in Ohio. 

"SCPH has been tirelessly preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic," the department said in a statement. "This includes reaching out to all known contacts of COVID-19 cases to help prevent the spread of this disease." 

As of Monday, Ohio has had 1,933 confirmed coronavirus cases, 475 of which have resulted in hospitalization, 163 ICU admissions and 39 deaths. On March 23, a stay-at-home order set to last until at least April 6 went into effect.

Summit is the fourth largest county in Ohio, behind only Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Franklin (Columbus), and Hamilton (Cincinnati). Cuyahoga currently has the most cases of COVID-19 in the state with 493.

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