Cases of COVID-19 spiked in Ashtabula County on Friday after a week of relatively few new cases, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Health.

In Ashtabula County, 369 people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to ODH.  That is an increase of 22 cases in Ashtabula County in one day.

Between May 29 and Thursday, June 4, the number of cases in Ashtabula County increased by 17.

There have been 65 hospitalizations in Ashtabula County due to COVID-19, and 38 people have died, as of Friday, according to ODH.

Inside Lake Erie Correctional Institution, 36 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, with four waiting for test results, according to information released Friday by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Four people have died from COVID-19 at the prison.

Among prison staff, 58 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and 28 have recovered, according to ODRC. 

No new cases were reported among nursing home residents or staff, this week, according to the Ohio Department of Health. So far, cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Country Club Retirement Campus III in Ashtabula, Saybrook Landing in Saybrook, and Geneva Shores in Geneva.

There have been 22 deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Ashtabula County, according to ODH.

Statewide, there are 37,758 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There have been 6,385 hospitalizations and 2,355 deaths, according to ODH. Statewide, the number of new cases, deaths and hospital and ICU admissions for Friday were below average of the previous three weeks.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Friday that casinos, racinos, amusement parks and water parks would be allowed to open on June 19, with restrictions in place to protect visitors from COVID-19. 

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