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Newly reported Valley cases drop to 415

The Valley recorded a significant drop in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday at 415 after breaking a record on Friday of 650 new daily cases.

Mahoning County added 184 cases on Saturday, bringing its total since the pandemic began to 6,643. Trumbull County added 156 cases on Saturday, bringing its cumulative total to 4,838, while Columbiana added 75 cases for a total of 3,240. Ohio added 7,683 cases on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 343,286.

No new deaths were reported in the Valley, but the state added 29 fatalities, according to data provided by the Ohio Department of Health. The state’s death total stands at 5,984, and Ohio likely will break the 6,000 mark today if trends continue.

In the past week, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties recorded 2,930 new cases of the virus, while Ohio added 53,043 cases in the past week for a total of 343,286 since the ODH started tracking data in March. However, the agency noted on its website Saturday’s data is incomplete because thousands of reports still are being reviewed.

The state’s daily average of new cases last week was 7,577.6. Locally, Trumbull County’s daily average was 159.7, while Mahoning’s average was 187.1 and Columbiana’s average was 71.7 new cases.

Mahoning County ranks 10th in Ohio in number of cases. Trumbull ranks 17th, and Columbiana ranks 26th.

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