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COVID-19

Daily virus cases dip to lowest since pandemic’s start

Not since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has the state registered as few new daily cases as it did Monday. The Ohio Department of Health reported 178 new cases Monday. That’s the fewest cases reported since late March 2020, shortly after the pandemic started. Also, only 2,813 ...

Only 9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Valley

The Ohio Department of Health reported 251 new coronavirus cases in Ohio on Sunday, including just nine in the Mahoning Valley. The additional cases increase the statewide total to 1,107,047. There have been 20,091 deaths since the pandemic began. Officials reported 11 hospitalizations in ...

Mon. 9:48 a.m.: Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said this morning its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate ...

Mon. 8:47 a.m.: As infections rise, England braces for delay in reopenings

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to disappoint many people across England later today by saying that restrictions on social contact will remain in place for a few more weeks because of rising infections due to the delta COVID-19 variant. The coronavirus variant ...

Ohio’s new cases fall to lowest since June 2020

Ohio had the fewest number of new weekly COVID-19 cases reported in a year. The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,416 new cases in the state for the week ending Saturday. The last time weekly cases were this low was the week of June 7 to 13, 2020, with 2,162 cases. It’s also the fourth ...

Ohio posts 7th straight day with under 500 cases

Ohio has gone seven straight days with fewer than 500 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a year. The last time there were this many days in a row with fewer than 500 cases was between May 29 and June 16, 2020. The 347 new cases Friday is down from the daily average of 508 for the ...