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Cases sit below 2K for 10th straight day

New COVID-19 cases in Ohio stayed below 2,000 for the 10th straight day.

It’s the longest stretch of days with fewer than 2,000 cases reported in the state since a 14-day span from March 4 to 17.

The only period in the state with a longer consecutive streak of daily cases below 2,000 per day was from the start of the pandemic in March 2020 through Oct. 13.

The 1,396 new COVID-19 cases Monday was down from the daily average of 1,846 for the past 21 days, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The state had a total of 1,065,702 COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 1,009,639 presumed recovered.

The ODH provides death information only on Tuesdays and Fridays. There were 19,122 COVID-19 deaths in the state as of Friday.

Mahoning County had 21,150 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 19,861 presumed recovered and 585 deaths, according to the ODH.

Trumbull County had 15,779 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 14,757 presumed recovered and 462 deaths.

Columbiana County had 8,636 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 8,178 presumed recovered and 227 deaths.

VACCINATIONS

There were 4,581,652 people, 39.2 percent of the state’s population, who at least had started the vaccination process as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 12,350 in the previous 24 hours, according to the ODH.

In Mahoning County, 39.12 percent of the population (89,453 people) had received at least one dose, as had 37.17 percent of the population in Trumbull County (73,590) and 31.75 percent in Columbiana County (32,352) as of 6 a.m. Monday, according to the ODH.

There were 3,547,432 people, 30.35 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccination process as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 35,372 in the previous 24 hours.

In Mahoning County, 31.01 percent of the population (70,924 people) had completed the process, while 28.4 percent of the population in Trumbull (56,223) and 25.76 percent of the population in Columbiana (26,249) had as of 6 a.m. Monday.

The Trumbull County Combined Health District will have open COVID-19 vaccination clinics 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its office, 176 Chestnut Ave. NE, Warren.

The district is using the Pfizer vaccine, and it is open to those at least 16 years of age. It has 100 doses and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

To speed up the process, the district asks people to print and complete its vaccine record form available online at tcchd.org.

The Mahoning Valley’s mass vaccination clinic at the former Dillard’s in the Southern Park Mall, Boardman, has a Moderna clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with a second shot scheduled for May 28, and a one-dose Johnson & Johnson clinic from 2:15 to 6 p.m. Friday.

To schedule an appointment, go to the Mahoning County Public Health’s website at mahoninghealth.org.

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