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COVID-19

COVID-19 Ohio cases near record high for ’21

Ohio hasn’t seen a spike in COVID-19 cases such as the one in the past three days since the beginning of the year, with the 9,584 cases reported Friday — the second most for a single day this year. The only other day in 2021 that saw more cases was Jan. 7, when 10,251 were ...

COVID-19 cases climb by 67% in four weeks

The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ohio residents increased for the fourth straight week and is at its highest level since late September. The 601.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for the period between Nov. 18 and Wednesday is up from 538.2 cases per 100,000 last week, according ...

Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants. A research group has been tracking reinfections in South Africa and ...

Niles resident wins Vax-2-School money

COLUMBUS — A local student is among the winners of Wednesday’s Vax-2-School contest. Anthony Harker of Niles is listed among the winners. He goes to school in Lordstown. Residents ages 5 to 25 who have at least started the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to win one of five $100,000 or one ...

November sees Ohio cases grow

A surge in COVID-19 cases during the second half of November resulted in Ohio seeing an increase in cases reported that month compared to October. Overall, the 144,890 cases in November is the fifth-highest amount for a month since the March 2020 start of the pandemic. During the first 15 ...

Mon. 11:20 a.m.: Many South Africans ill in surge have mild symptoms

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms, doctors say. "We've seen a sharp increase in cases for the past 10 days. So far they have mostly been very mild cases, with patients having ...