Cradle Cincinnati says 96 babies born in Hamilton County in 2014 died before their first birthdays.
While that's still above the national average, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says there is a positive note.
"While 96 deaths is too many," says Portune, "this is an improvement and a lower rate than our rate for 2013. And that rate of deaths per 1,000 live births is an all-time low for Hamilton County."
The 2014 rate was 8.78 deaths per 1,000 live births. The 2013 rate was 8.84.