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COVID-19

State COVID-19 case rates drop

The state saw a 40 percent reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents during the past four weeks but is at more than four times what is considered to be a high-transmission area. At the same time, the Ohio Department of Health reported 339 additional deaths Friday during ...

2 new deaths reported at Trumbull facilities

The Ohio Department of Health reported two additional deaths at long-term-care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Trumbull County this week. The ODH does not list which facilities had deaths, but it indicated there have been 164 deaths involving such facilities ...

Vax-2-School still on hold

The state remains in a holding pattern as to when it’s going to start its Vax-2-School scholarship drawings, which is designed to have more Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 get the COVID-19 vaccines. “A deadline to enter and drawing dates have not been announced,” the Ohio ...

Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs today amid a laggard pace of vaccination, with overall inoculations among the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities reported 22,415 new confirmed infections and 546 deaths in the past 24 hours, the ...

Thur. 9:06 a.m.: Moscow tightens restrictions as infections, deaths soar

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow today announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic. The ...