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Vaccinations stay low in Ohio

The number of COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of people in the state getting vaccines, remain low.

The 391 new cases Wednesday is down from the daily average of 580 for the past 21 days, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

It’s the 19th straight day with cases in the state below 1,000 and the fifth consecutive day with fewer than 500 cases.

There were only 23 new cases reported Wednesday in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties combined.

But the number of people vaccinated also is low and has been for the past two months.

The state has about 200,000 unused Johnson & Johnson vaccines that will go bad June 23 if not used by then. Ohio last received a shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines a month ago.

The state had a total of 1,105,720 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday with 1,073,046 presumed recovered.

The ODH provides death information on Tuesdays and Fridays. There were 20,021 deaths as of Tuesday.

Mahoning County had 22,299 total COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday with 21,294 presumed recovered and 600 deaths, according to the ODH.

Trumbull County had 16,503 total COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday with 15,762 presumed recovered and 479 deaths.

Columbiana County had 9,004 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday with 8,681 presumed recovered and 229 deaths.

VACCINATIONS

There were 5,410,275 people, 46.28 percent of the state’s population, who at least had started getting inoculated as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, including 12,786 in the previous 24 hours, according to the ODH.

In Mahoning County, 44.96 percent of the population (102,808 people) had received at least one dose with 43.1 percent of the population in Trumbull County (85,330 people) and 36.58 percent in Columbiana County (37,272 people) as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the ODH.

There were 4,821,487 people, 41.25 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccinations as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, including 21,937 in the prior 24 hours.

In Mahoning County, 39.69 percent of the population (90,772 people) had completed the process, while 37.6 percent of the population in Trumbull (74,444 people) and 33.07 percent of the population in Columbiana (33,695 people) had as of 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The third of five Vax-A-Million winners was announced Wednesday. Winning the $1 million was Mark Cline of Richwood in Union County, which is northwest of Columbus. Winning the full-ride scholarship was Sara Afaneh of Sheffield Lake in Lorain County.

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