Ohio adds new dashboard to see COVID-19 cases by zip code

    The new Ohio Department of Health dashboard allows users to track virus spread by zip code. Map courtesy ODH.

    Ohioans have long been able to track the spread of COVID-19 in their respective counties.

    Now, they can find even more specific information about COVID-19 spread in their own zip code. 

    The Ohio Department of Health recently debuted its “Cases by Zip Code” dashboard, available online here. Users can search by individual zip code and filter the data by time period (cumulative, last two weeks or last 30 days). 

    The zip code with the most known cases this year is 43302 in Marion, perhaps unsurprising given that is where the Marion Correctional Institution is located. The Ohio Capital Journal reported back in April that 80% of prison inmates there had tested positive. 

    Outside of Marion, the top zip codes by total case counts are all located in populated areas in or near Columbus. Each of the these zip codes have recorded thousands of positive cases. 

    Comparatively, a number of zip codes in rural areas have only recorded five known cases to date. These include 43144 (Murray City in Hocking County); 44661 (Nashville in Holmes County); and 45352 (Palestine in Darke County). 

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    Tyler Buchanan
    Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.