Ohio continues to see rise in cases
For the second day in a row, the state reported higher daily cases of COVID-19.
On Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,690 new cases, bringing the total to 1,010,603. On Friday, 2,742 new COVID-19 cases were reported, which was the most for a single day since Feb. 23.
The 21-day average is 1,565, which rose slightly from 1,556 on Friday.
A presumed 960,697 have recovered. Ohio has had 52,687 hospitalizations, with 7,387 in intensive care units.
The Mahoning Valley saw an increase of 71 cases of COVID-19.
Mahoning County increased to 20,105, or 43 from the day prior, with 952 hospitalizations. Trumbull County reported 14,908 cases, an increase of 25 from Friday, with 1,083 hospitalizations. Columbiana County has three new cases for a total of 8,328, as well as 470 hospitalizations.
The ODH updates death totals on Tuesdays and Fridays. The state of Ohio has 18,526 deaths, while Trumbull County has 451, Mahoning County has 574 and Columbiana County has 221.
On Saturday, the ODH reported 3,186,132 people have begun receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, or 27.26 percent of the state’s population. That is 69,258 people in a 24-hour period.
In Mahoning County, 29.05 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. That number is 27.43 percent in Trumbull County and 24.35 percent in Columbiana County.
In Mahoning County, 39,903 people have completed the vaccination process, with 30,841 in Trumbull County and 15,427 in Columbiana County.