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Unvaccinated people cited for rise in cases

With COVID-19 cases remaining high, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health’s chief medical officer, again urged people to get vaccinated.

The delta variant among unvaccinated people is largely causing a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Vanderhoff said Monday.

“After a period of decline, we continue to see a pattern of COVID-19 cases rising again in Ohio” because of the contagious delta variant, Vanderhoff said.

The vaccination provides the “best protection” against the virus, he said.

But less than half of the state’s population has been vaccinated.

The 543 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday is up from the daily average of 483 for the past 21 days, according to the ODH. The 21-day average just two weeks ago was 260.

The state had a total of 1,122,647 COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 1,090,269 presumed recovered.

The ODH usually provides death information on Tuesdays and Fridays. There were 20,467 total COVID-19 deaths as of Monday.

Mahoning County had 22,685 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 21,891 presumed recovered and 612 deaths, according to the ODH.

Trumbull County had 16,786 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 16,117 presumed recovered and 489 deaths.

Columbiana County had 9,196 total COVID-19 cases as of Monday with 8,887 presumed recovered and 236 deaths.

VACCINATIONS

There were 5,717,753 people, 48.92 percent of the state’s population, who had at least started getting inoculated as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 3,915 in the previous 24 hours, according to the ODH.

In Mahoning County, 47.47 percent of the population (108,549 people) had received at least one dose while 45.18 percent of the population in Trumbull County (89,437 people) and 38.22 percent in Columbiana County (38,936 people) as of 6 a.m. Monday, according to the ODH.

There were 5,347,696 people, 45.75 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccinations as of 6 a.m. Monday, including 2,274 in the prior 24 hours.

In Mahoning County, 44.03 percent of the population (100,684 people) had completed the process while 41.47 percent of the population in Trumbull (82,095 people) and 35.99 percent of the population in Columbiana (36,663 people) had as of 6 a.m. Monday.

COVID-19 by the numbers

The number of cases, changes in cases and deaths in counties in the region and statewide as of Monday:

County Cases Change since Change since Deaths*

yesterday last week

Trumbull 16,786 +16 +73 489

Mahoning 22,685 +8 +64 612

Columbiana 9,196 +1 +44 236

Ohio 1,122,647 +543 +4,878 20,467

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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