Summit County’s COVID-19 positive case rate takes a leap |

Summit County’s COVID-19 positive case rate takes a leap

Summit County’s COVID-19 seven-day incidence rate jumped from last week. According to the county’s website, its cumulative seven-day incidence rate is 155 cases per 100,000 people. That’s up from last week which had an incidence rate of 100 cases per 100,000 people.

From Wednesday, May 11, to Wednesday, May 18, the county totaled 56 new cases.

In the past 28 days, the highest number of cases was in the 50-59 (25 cases) and 60-69 (21 cases) age groups. A total of 32 cases were confirmed in youths and children ages 19 and younger.


There have been no additional deaths from last week.

The website says there have been 14 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Summit County, 13 of which have been deaths due to COVID-19. The remaining death was someone who died of causes other than COVID-19 while also testing positive for the virus within 30 days of death.


About 99% of the county’s resident population ages five and up has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 86% of the same population has received their original vaccine series, meaning one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, two doses of Moderna or two doses of Pfizer.

About 43% of residents ages 12 and up have received at least one booster dose, and about 16% of residents ages 50 and up have received two booster doses.

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