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State stays below 2K cases for 15th consecutive day

For the 15th straight day, the state of Ohio reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

There are 1,074,019 cases, an increase of 1,707 from Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Locally, the Mahoning Valley saw 76 new cases Saturday. Trumbull County now has 15,922 cases, an increase of 24 from Friday.

In Mahoning County, there are 39 new cases, bringing the total to 21,315. Columbiana County has 8,707 cases, up 13 from Friday.

There are 14,931 presumed recovered and 463 deaths in Trumbull County.

Mahoning County has 20,086 presumed recovered and 585 deaths.

Columbiana County has 8,262 presumed recovered 229 deaths.

The ODH provides updated death numbers only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

VACCINATIONS

There have been 4,704,420 people in Ohio, or 40.25 percent, who at least have started the vaccination process. A total of 32.79 percent of the state’s population (3,833,136 people) have completed their vaccines.

Trumbull County has had 75,174 vaccinations started, or 37.97 percent of the county’s population. Another 60,297, nearly 30.5 percent, have completed the vaccination process.

In Mahoning County, 91,163 vaccinations have been started, or nearly 40 percent of the county, while 75,473 vaccinations have been completed, or 33 percent.

There have been 33,007 vaccinations started in Columbiana County, or 32.40 percent, with 28,038 completed, or 27.52 percent.

Starting this week, the Youngstown City School District will provide COVID-19 vaccines to its students who are at least 16 years old. The district will be administering the first dose of the vaccine in the YOUCare Quickmed clinics at East and Chaney high schools, Monday through May 10. The second dose will be administered three weeks later, May 24 through May 28, the last week of school.

The Trumbull County Combined Health District is having open Pfizer vaccine clinics 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at its office, 176 Chestnut Ave. NE in Warren. There are 100 doses for each clinic.

Also, all Rite Aid locations in the state are holding vaccination clinics. There are limited vaccinations for walk-ins. To schedule an appointment online, got to riteaid.com/covid-19.

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