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Slight bump in local virus cases as vaccinations continue in Valley

Staff report

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,019 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 1,011,622.

Twenty-seven new hospitalizations were reported.

Mahoning County has recorded 20,120 coronavirus cases, 952 hospitalizations and 574 deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

There have been 14,920 total cases in Trumbull County, along with 1,083 hospitalizations and 451 deaths.

Columbiana County has accumulated 8,339 cases, 570 hospitalizations, and 221 deaths since last March.

The number of cases has been increasing slightly both in the tri-county area and statewide.

ODH numbers show Mahoning County is 11th in the state for the number of cases, while Trumbull County is 17th and Columbiana is 27th.

This week those age 16 and older can begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

This weekend, 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.

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