Weekly COVID-19 Update: YSU Holds Steady With One Case

By Abigail Cloutier

Chart shows new cases in each county and at YSU between Sept. 3 and Sept. 15. Chart created with Datawrapper. Photo by Abigail Cloutier/The Jambar

This week, there are updates on COVID-19 cases in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, as well as a new coronavirus dashboard specific to Youngstown State University.


YSU released a COVID-19 dashboard, updated weekly. As of Wednesday, it shows only one active case on campus. According to the dashboard, the case is a student who does not live on campus. The data was last updated Sept. 14. The latest data on each chart, however, is from Sept. 5. There have been 22 cases at the university in total. More information is available at: https://ysu.edu/coronavirus-information/covid-19-dashboard 

Mahoning County

As of Wednesday, there have been 2,800 COVID-19 cases in Mahoning County, and 57 cases since Sept. 3. The Mahoning County Public Health dashboard still does not have individualized data for university zip codes. There are a total of 93 cases in the two zip codes encompassed by most of Youngstown State University, 44502 and 44503. These zip codes also encompass downtown Youngstown and a large portion of the south side and west side. 

Trumbull County

There have been a total of 1,813 COVID-19 cases in Trumbull County. 37 cases have been identified since Sept. 3, an average of almost 3 cases a day. 

Columbiana County

There have been a total of 1,874 COVID-19 cases in Columbiana County. Thirty one of the new cases occurred since Sept. 3, an average of 2 cases a day. 

More information for cases by county is available at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards