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Ohio still reconciling virus numbers as deaths jump by 1K

The Ohio Department of Health is continuing to reconcile COVID-19 deaths, with the information impacting deaths from November to December 2020.

As the ODH continues to reconcile the death toll, the newly reported deaths can be expected to be higher over the next few days, according to its website.

Since Friday, more than 1,000 deaths were reported in a 24-hour period, bringing the state’s total to 16,340.

Locally, Mahoning County had 519 total deaths Saturday, Trumbull County reported 438 deaths and Columbiana had 173.

Reported cases of the virus are still in daily double-digits in the Mahoning Valley by county.

Trumbull County had an increase of 45 new cases Saturday, for a new total of 13,815. In Mahoning County, the new total Saturday was 18,817, an increase of 43 cases from Friday. Columbiana County reported 17 new cases for a total of 7,883.

Statewide, the ODH reported 937,541 cases, an increase of 2,799 from the day prior.

The state has had 48,492 hospitalizations, while Trumbull County has had 985, Mahoning County has had 896 and Columbiana County has posted 458.

Ranking by the case count, Mahoning County is 11th out of the state’s 88 counties, while Trumbull County is at 17th and Columbiana County is ranked 27th.

A presumed 855,734 people have recovered from the virus statewide.

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