Muskingum County reported 120 additional COVID-19 cases this week

Ohio reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 14,536 new cases. That’s down 29.3% from the previous week’s tally of 20,552 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Ohio ranked 18th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 0.6% from the week before, with 401,433 cases reported. With 3.51% of the country’s population, Ohio had 3.62% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 17 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Muskingum County reported 120 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 182 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 29,533 cases and 302 deaths.