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Mahoning nursing home, prison cases remain high

COVID-19 cases remained high at Mahoning County nursing homes and assisted-living facilities this week, while it continued to rise at such facilities across the state and also remained high at area prisons.

Ohio Department of Health data continues to show about 15 Mahoning County nursing homes with at least four current COVID-19 cases. The number of Trumbull County facilities with that many is only three. Columbiana County facilities continued to have only a couple of cases.

With the omicron variant still causing high case numbers in Ohio and elsewhere, the Assumption Village Nursing Home in North Lima had the highest totals in Mahoning County this week with 20 active cases among patients and 19 current cases among staff.

It also had the highest number of cases in the county last week with 11 patient cases and 10 staff cases, which also was up from the week before, when it had three patient cases and six staff cases. The facility has had 80 total patient cases and 127 staff cases since just after the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

Also experiencing high case numbers this week is the Greenbriar Center Nursing Home in Boardman, which has 14 patient cases and eight staff cases this week. It’s unclear how many cases the facility had last week.

The Park Center Healthcare and Recovery Center Nursing home in Youngstown has 14 patient cases and seven staff cases this week, up from 13 patient cases and two staff cases last week. It had only three cases the week before that.

The Hampton Woods Nursing Center Nursing Home in Poland has eight patient cases and eight staff cases this week after having about half that many last week.

The Copeland Oaks Rest Home Assisted Living in Sebring has no patient cases but 15 staff cases this week. It had one patient case and 11 staff cases last week.

The Austinwoods Rehabilitation Healthcare Center nursing home in Austintown has six patient cases and eight staff cases this week after having four patient cases and 11 staff cases last week.

The Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing nursing home in Boardman has seven patient cases and four staff cases this week after having three patient cases and six staff cases last week.

The Windsor House at Omni Manor nursing home in Youngstown has two patient cases and eight staff cases this week after having one patient case and four staff cases last week.

Others with more than four cases are:

• Caprice Healthcare Center nursing home in North Lima, three patient cases and five staff cases;

• Humility House assisted living in Austintown, no patient cases and seven staff cases;

• Humility House nursing home in Austintown, no patient cases and seven staff cases;

• Crandall Nursing Home in Sebring, one patient case and five staff cases;

• Canfield Acres Windsor House at Canfield nursing home in Canfield, one patient case and four staff cases;

• Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Youngstown, no patient cases and four staff cases.

In Trumbull County, the Warren Nursing and Rehabilitation nursing home in Warren has 11 patient cases and eight staff cases this week. It had just one staff case last week.

The Washington Square Healthcare Center nursing home in Warren has 11 patient cases this week and one staff case after having 11 patient cases and eight staff cases last week.

The White Oak Manor nursing home in Warren has five patient cases and five staff cases this week after having 24 patient cases and three staff cases last week.

The Gillette Nursing Home in Warren has one patient case and three staff cases this week after having three patient cases and five staff cases last week.

Across Ohio, the number of patient cases rose from 2,064 to 2,679 this week. The number of staff cases in the state rose from 3,759 to 4,114.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths at area nursing homes rose by three this week in Trumbull County to 173, rose by one in Mahoning County to 303 and remained the same in Columbiana County at 87.

At area prisons, the private Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown saw a big spike. Its number of staff cases rose this week to 59 from 31 last week. The number of inmate cases was 11, which was down three from last week.

The Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown saw a drop in staff cases from 25 to 14 and a drop in inmate cases from one to zero.

But the Trumbull Correctional Institution in Leavittsburg saw the biggest decline. Its staff cases dropped from 58 last week to 34 this week. Its inmate cases rose from seven to nine.

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