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Virus cases, deaths continue to rise across state

The death total from COVID-19 continues to climb across Ohio.

On Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 10,135 deaths, an increase of 76 from Friday — the same day the state surpassed 10,000 deaths from the virus.

Trumbull County had an increase of two deaths Saturday, while Mahoning and Columbiana counties remained at 335 and 124, respectively.

Cases are continuing to rise as well.

Mahoning County reported 16,710 cases Saturday, an increase of 149 from the day before.

Trumbull County had 12,352 cases of COVID-19, 125 more than Friday.

Columbiana County posted 7,047 cases in Columbiana County, an increase of 76 in 24 hours on Saturday.

Statewide, Ohio reported 821,507 cases, 7,065 more than Friday’s report.

Since the start of the pandemic, Trumbull County has had 887 hospitalizations, while Mahoning County has seen 827. Columbiana County has had 434 hospitalizations.

The state has had 43,048 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

There have been a presumed 672,231 recovered cases in the state of Ohio.

Out of the state’s 88 counties, Mahoning County ranks 11th for number of cases, with Trumbull County at 16th and Columbiana at 28th.

Throughout the state, only five counties are not included in the red level — for very high exposure risk — of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System: Monroe, Hocking, Vinton and Gallia counties are at a Level 2, or orange, which means that there is an increased exposure and spread of the virus.

Hamilton County is at a Level 4, or purple, meaning there is a severe exposure to COVID-19.

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