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COVID-19 numbers dropped significantly this week in nursing homes and prisons across the region, but numbers were mixed in Ohio nursing homes.

Two Mahoning County nursing homes have recorded more than 10 cases of COVID-19 this week – the Windsor House nursing home at Omni Manor in Youngstown with nine patient cases and eight staff cases this week and the Oasis rehabilitation center and healing in Youngstown with 10 patients and two staff cases, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

Additionally, four facilities had more than four cases — the Austinwoods Rehabilitation Healthcare Center nursing home in Austintown with four patient cases and four staff cases; Inn at Walker Mill assisted living facility in Boardman with one patient case and six staff cases; Copeland Oaks Rest Home assisted living facility in Sebring with two patient cases and four staff cases; and Canfield Acres Windsor House at Canfield Nursing Home in Canfield with three patient cases and three staff cases.

But it’s a lot less than last week and the week before.

A Mahoning County facility had 39 cases two weeks ago, fell to 18 last week and now has four, according to state data. Six other Mahoning County facilities also have four cases this week.

Trumbull County facilities have also seen a reduction in the number of cases.

The Community Skilled Healthcare Center nursing home in Warren has seven patient cases and seven employee cases this week; and the Gillette Nursing Home in Warren has eight patient cases and two staff cases this week. But no other Trumbull County facility has more than two total cases this week.

Columbiana County continued to have only a handful of cases, according to the data.

The number of deaths associated with area nursing homes rose by four in Trumbull County this week to 180 and by one in Columbiana County to 88, but remained the same in Mahoning County at 303 .

Across Ohio, the number of patient cases rose this week from 2,467 to 2,899, but the number of staff cases rose from 3,699 to 3,476.

Among the region’s prisons, the private Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown saw its large number of staff cases last week drop from 59 to six and its inmate cases fall from three to one.

The number of cases at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown rose from six to eight this week, and inmate cases remained the same at five. The number of staff cases at Trumbull Correctional Facility in Leavittsburg fell this week from 12 to four, and inmate cases fell from seven to one.

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