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COVID-19

Ohio COVID-19 cases inch toward 200,000

Ohio reported 2,309 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, including 54 locally, but no new deaths were reported locally or statewide. The Ohio Department of Health stated the cases Sunday follows a record-high number of cases reported Saturday — 2,858 — the largest single-day increase of ...

October already sets record for most cases

Through only the first 24 days, October is already the month with the most reported COVID-19 cases in Ohio. As of Saturday, the state had 41,819 reported COVID-19 cases for October with daily record-breaking numbers four days in a row. The previous highest month for cases was July with ...

Your Voice Ohio | COVID-19 consumes NE Ohio voters

It was just a little more than 24 hours after President Donald Trump left Walter Reed hospital after falling ill with COVID-19. Trump — who received experimental drugs not available to other Americans infected with the disease — continued to downplay the pandemic, telling Americans ...

Another record-setting day

Friday was yet another record-setting day in the state for new coronavirus cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The state reported 2,518 new cases, breaking the high record set Thursday of 2,425 new cases reported that day. That brings the state to 192,948 cases total, with ...

Ex-governor tells Ohio of virus anguish

With no end in sight to a continual rise of new COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Mike DeWine brought in former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to describe the pain, isolation and fear he felt when the virus struck him after he chose not to wear a mask during a four-day visit to the White House. ...

Fri. 10:07 a.m.: Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

ALMERE, Netherlands (AP) — A bright yellow helicopter rose into a blue sky today carrying a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German intensive care unit, the first such international airlift since the global pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals in the spring. The ...

Valley stays near highest jobless rates

WARREN — September’s jobless rates in Trumbull and Mahoning counties improved, albeit ever so slightly, yet the two remain above 10 percent, an unenviable mark that includes just three other counties in Ohio. The latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has ...

Mahoning County adds three new virus deaths

New deaths caused by the novel coronavirus soared above the 21-day average to 66 reported Wednesday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Three of those deaths were in Mahoning County, which is at Level 3 of 4 in the state’s public health advisory system. Indicators in the system ...

Thu. 8:39 a.m.: Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapse

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs had been assured it wouldn't happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting today exactly the same massive restrictions it slapped on citizens in the spring. Prime ...

‘Red tide’ sweeps state

Ohio set a record Tuesday with the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations with 216 more reported — 50 more than any previous day — said Gov. Mike DeWine during his twice-weekly update on the viral outbreak in Ohio. More hospital beds are filled than ever before during the pandemic, DeWine ...

Warren schools to keep hybrid lineup

WARREN — Warren City School officials plan to keep the second nine-week period on the hybrid-learning schedule and will review the state of the viral pandemic here and in Ohio before deciding on returning students to the classroom five days a week at the start of the second semester in ...

Wed. 8:47 a.m.: Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid growing criticism

ROME (AP) — A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways today despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting. Francis shunned a face ...

Virus cases still up, but lower than last week

For two days in a row, new daily cases in the state fell below 2,000 after a record-setting week, butstill more cases are being reported than the 21-day average. The 1,837 new cases reported in the state Monday is more than the 21-day average of 1,515. Oct. 4 was the last day in the past ...

Latest world virus headlines: Johnson to impose restrictions on Manchester

Here are summaries of the latest The Associated Press stories worldwide on the coronavirus pandemic, including: — AP-NORC poll: Two-thirds of Americans don't trust Trump much on virus; — Ohio records most virus hospitalizations since July; — Spain to lift state of emergency in Madrid ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: UK to infect healthy volunteers to speed up vaccine efforts

LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up the development of a vaccine. The approach, called a challenge study, is risky but proponents say it may produce ...

Daily COVID-19 cases stay higher than 1,500

Statewide, Ohio saw an increase of 1,562 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, but no deaths were reported across the state. Noting the surge in cases recently, Gov. Mike DeWine has asked Ohioans to be more vigilant in trying to contain the virus. Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, 5,067 ...

Valley to follow CDC vaccine rules

Local health officials already are planning how to distribute a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Officials with the Trumbull County Combined Health and the Mahoning County Public Health districts are working off guidelines presented in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ...

Ohio breaks record for most daily cases reported

Daily COVID-19 cases in Ohio remained more than 2,000 again on Saturday, continuing the trend that had worried Gov. Mike DeWine all week. The number of cases reported statewide on Saturday are the highest since the start of the pandemic. He says Ohioans simply must be more vigilant in ...

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post today from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted "Masks work? NO," and said widespread use of ...