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The Ohio Department of Health reported 122 Lyme disease cases from 35 counties during the first six months of 2022.

Belmont County has reported the most with 16, followed by Columbiana (7), Cuyahoga (7), Franklin (7) and  Trumbull (7).

The median age of the Lyme disease cases is 12 years old. Males account for 66 percent of the cases.

In 2021, Ohio saw 542 total Lyme disease cases.

In addition to Lyme, Ohio has also reported four anaplasmosis cases, two babesiosis cases and 11 Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases.