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COVID-19

State’s COVID-19 case numbers dip Sunday

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,053,175 cases since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations on Sunday increased by 27 to 54,897. In its most recent update Friday, the ODH reported an additional 74 deaths, ...

Mon. 10:21 a.m.: Public health seeks steady funding, not feast or famine

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets ...

State tops 21-day case average again

The new COVID-19 cases reported across Ohio between Friday and Saturday was a little bit higher than the average over the past 21 days, the Ohio Department of Health reported. The one-day increase was 1,987, whereas the 21-day average is 1,976. The trend across Ohio also is up for COVID-19 ...

Trumbull health district to host vaccine clinic Thursday

The Trumbull County Combined Health District will be hosting a vaccine clinic next week to individuals age 16 and older. The clinic will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Those attending the clinic are asked to enter the fairgrounds at Gate A on Bazetta Road, ...

Mike DeWine shies away from restrictions

Although the number of new COVID-19 cases in the state is at its highest level in two months, Gov. Mike DeWine won’t impose any additional restrictions. Asked about that Thursday, DeWine instead urged Ohioans to wear face masks and get vaccinated against the virus. “We know how to get ...

Townships wait for rescue funds decision

WARREN TOWNSHIP — Township officials are being advised to contact their federal officials to find out why they possibly are being excluded from direct American Rescue Plan Act funding that cities and villages are to receive. Members of the Trumbull County Township Association met for the ...

Virus numbers surging

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio has exceeded 2,000 at least seven times this month, after exceeding that number only four days in March. The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,216 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday in the state, up from the daily average of 1,965 the past 21 days. It comes ...

US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

(AP) - The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world on Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a months-long race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and poor, struggle with stubbornly high ...

Gov. Mike DeWine expects short pause on Johnson & Johnson shots

The problems with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 are “very rare” and the pause will “be short,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. DeWine announced Tuesday the temporary pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine came in response to the Food and Drug Administration and the ...

Patience needed in filing COVID-19 funeral claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency began accepting applications Monday for reimbursement of funeral expenses for people who have died since Jan. 20, 2020, of COVID-19. Billions of dollars were allocated for these expenses as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. According to FEMA, ...

COVID-19 variants taking toll on state

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio keeps increasing even though more are getting vaccinated for the virus. The issue is new variants of the virus are becoming more prominent and they are “more contagious and more deadly,” Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health chief medical ...

COVID-19 cases rise over weekend

COVID-19 cases increased by 1,855 on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,039,455 since the pandemic began over a year ago, according to the Ohio Department of Health. As of Sunday, 54,078 people were hospitalized, which was an increase of 31 statewide. The Department of Health is ...

Ohio nears 2 major markers

The state is expected today to exceed two COVID-19 milestones: more than 4 million people who have at least started the vaccination process and more than 2.5 million fully vaccinated. Three weeks ago, 2,241,145 people in the state had at least one dose and 1,294,451 were fully ...

State going wrong direction with virus

The number of COVID-19 cases in the state is “moving in the wrong direction,” Gov. Mike DeWine said, even though more than one-third of Ohioans have started the vaccination process. The state had 2,742 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, a day after 2,064 cases were reported. It’s the ...

Cases at Valley nursing home rise

YOUNGSTOWN — The number of COVID-19 cases at Mahoning Valley nursing homes and assisted-living facilities rose by seven this week. The number rose from 29 to to 31 in Mahoning County, rose from none to six in Trumbull County, but dropped by one from three to two in Columbiana County. One ...

Fri. 10:07 a.m.: No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up fast. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel to bring a surge in coronavirus infections under control. Even Thailand, which has weathered the coronavirus pandemic far better than many nations, is now struggling to contain a ...

Cases top 2K mark for third time in April

In just the first week of April, there have been three days in which the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in Ohio exceeded 2,000. While Wednesday was the seventh day of April, the Ohio Department of Health didn’t give a daily report Sunday because of Easter and combined it with ...

Thu. 9:23 a.m.: US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence and the government distributes aid throughout the ...

Thu. 9:20 a.m.: UK infections drop about 60% amid vaccinations, lockdown

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s COVID-19 vaccination program is beginning to break the link between infection and serious illness or death, according to the latest results from an ongoing study of the pandemic in England. Researchers at Imperial College London found that COVID-19 infections ...