Spike in COVID-19 cases in Columbiana County came from Elkton prison

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The Columbiana County Health District reported that of the 117 new cases, 103 were at the prison

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COLUMBIANA CO., Ohio (WYTV) – On Monday, it was reported that Columbiana County had 117 news cases of COVID-19 since Friday. On Tuesday, we found out 90% of those cases came from the Elkton Federal Prison.

The Columbiana County Health District reported that of the 117 new cases, 103 were at the prison, which has been the epicenter for Columbiana County’s cases since the COVID-19 crisis began.

Of Columbiana’s 1,218 total cases, 783 (or 64%) were at the prison.

Union President Joseph Mayle said they are continuously testing and that the latest positives were asymptomatic.

Columbiana County reported one new case and one new death on Tuesday.

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