Novel Coronavirus in Summit County

Summit County Public Health is actively monitoring and responding to novel coronavirus activity in Summit County.

Summit County Symptom Tracker

Have you felt ill at any point since March 1? Anonymously enter your symptoms to help us track COVID-19 activity in Summit County. To log symptoms or view the data dashboard, visit the Summit County Symptom Tracker.

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Summit County Case Data

  • Data updated as of: 11 a.m., Sunday, April 5
  • Positive cases: 541
  • People tested: 1592
  • Pending tests: 36
  • Negative tests: 85
  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 313
    • Tested positive: 15
    • Tested negative: 12
    • Pending tests: 3
    • Lost specimen (lab): 1
  • Summit County Deaths: 0

Positive Cases by Age*

  • Ages 0-9: 4%
  • Ages 10-19: 0%
  • Ages 20-29: 17%
  • Ages 30-39: 17%
  • Ages 40-49: 13%
  • Ages 50-59: 19%
  • Ages 60-69: 15%
  • Ages 70-79: 13%
  • Ages 80+: 4%

Positive Cases by Gender*

  • Male: 57%
  • Female: 41%
  • Unknown: 3%

*Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding

1. The number of positive cases includes people who have had a test that indicated they were positive for COVID-19. The number of cases also includes epidemiologically linked cases: cases where public health epidemiologists have determined that infection is highly likely because a person exhibited symptoms and had close contact with someone who tested positive. The number of epidemiologically linked cases represents a small portion of the reported cases.

Please note: The number of positive test results reported here does not accurately reflect the spread of illness in our community. We have reason to believe that the number of individuals with COVID-19 is much higher.

2. The number of pending tests and total number of individuals tested may not capture all testing activity related to Summit County residents. Individuals are being tested in other counties, and we are not privy to those numbers until the results are reported to us. Additionally, we are testing individuals who work in Summit County but reside in an adjacent county, and their results are compiled with their county of residence.

3. Hospitalizations represent individuals with severe COVID-19-like symptoms. All these individuals are tested for COVID-19, and our published hospitalization number includes individuals whose tests are positive, negative and pending.This number represents cumulative hospitalizations, not the number currently hospitalized. Some patients have been discharged; some have been transported to other facilities at lower elevations.

COVID-19 Testing Limitations

There are bottlenecks of pending tests at the state and private laboratories. And the nationwide shortage of test kits is forcing us to prioritize for testing Summit County first responders, Summit County health care providers and those who are moderately or severely ill. Otherwise healthy individuals who are exhibiting symptoms of mild respiratory illness are not being tested for COVID-19, and are therefore not accounted for in the number of positive cases we are reporting. If you have had any symptoms of respiratory illness (100.4+ fever, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat) please enter them into the Summit County Symptom Tracker so that we can better understand the spread of illness in our community.

Prioritizing testing for our first responders and health care workers who become ill allows them to return to work as soon as they recover if they receive a negative COVID-19 result. That way, they can resume serving the community, rather than staying in quarantine. Prioritizing testing for the severely ill allows health care professionals to better evaluate patients’ conditions and determine the best course of treatment.