Lake Erie Correctional Institution has seen a number of inmates recover from COVID-19, even as more members of the prison staff test positive for the disease.
There are currently 11 inmates in Lake Erie Correctional Institution with COVID-19, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Eight Inmates have recovered from COVID-19 and one has died from the disease. Among prison staff, 23 people have reported positive test results and two have recovered.
County-wide, there are 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 46 people have been hospitalized, as of Wednesday, according to ODH.
Deaths from COVID-19 increased for the first time since May 13, rising to 28 people who have died due to COVID-19.
Statewide, Ohio is has 29,436 cases of COVID-19. There have been 1,781 deaths from COVID-19 in Ohio.
The state has published data showing 21-day trends for the number of confirmed cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths.
The number of COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday was almost 100 less than the 21-day average. Additionally, there were fewer hospitalizations from COVID-19 than the average for the last three weeks. ICU admissions were also lower than average, with 12 in a day, and an average of 17.
However, 61 deaths were reported from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, 21 more than the three-week average, according to ODH.
On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced an order that would relax many of the requirements in his previous orders. Late Wednesday afternoon, the text of the new order had yet to be released.