Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By March 23, 2020News

Marion Public Health is working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the evolving situation regarding a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Current number of cases

Updated October 1, 2020

CONFIRMED Community Cases:


and 74 probable cases

Known Recoveries


COVID-related Deaths


22 community

23 incarcerated

All Totals

County-wide Total
(You will need to select Marion County on the ODH Dashboard)

Inmate Case Numbers

Long Term Care Facility Case Reports

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Questions or concerns regarding the inmate population and COVID-19 can be directed the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction at 614-728-1142. Marion Public Health does not have any jurisdiction over the prisons.

Per ODH guidelines will only be releasing the age, sex and whether the cases are hospitalized or recovering in their own home.

The most up-to-date data regarding the number of cases here in Ohio can be found by visiting

National data figures can be found by visiting the CDC

Confirmed vs Probable Cases

Confirmed cases are defined as those cases who have been laboratory tested.

Under the expanded definition on the counting of COVID-19 cases, we have begun reporting those cases that are considered presumed/probable. These cases include those who have tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 without a lab test confirmation.

Questions about COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Health has established a call center to answer your questions about this virus. Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.

1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open Seven Days a Week
Open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

OhioHealth has also published a COVID-19 Toolkit with information about testing, risks, symptoms, and more. This toolkit can be found here: