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COVID-19

Ohio witnesses big increase in cases

The state continues an alarming trend of very high COVID-19 cases — seeing the number increase by more than 25 times what it was about two months ago. The state was at 683.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for the period between Sept. 2 and Wednesday, according to statistics ...

Hospitals nearing capacity across state

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health director, urged Ohioans to rethink their trips to the hospital, provided it is not an emergency. “As you’ve heard over the past few days, children’s and adult hospitals have sounded the alarm,” Vanderhoff said. “We’re in a serious ...

One new death reported at Trumbull, Mahoning facilities

One additional death was reported this week at a Mahoning County long-term care facility, and one was reported at a Trumbull County facility. It brings the two-week total to five after going about six weeks without any deaths attributed to the virus. The new totals are 79 for Columbiana ...

Mayor to lay out pandemic plan in October

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said at the next city council meeting, he plans to provide options related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid the passage of $1,000 bonuses to city employees for getting vaccinated. Among those options, Brown said Wednesday, is a mandatory ...

Sept. on pace for 3rd-most monthly cases

Through its first 15 days, September is on pace to have the third-most COVID-19 cases ever for a month in Ohio. As of Wednesday, the state had 98,365 cases reported for the first half of September. That is an average of almost 6,558 per day. At that pace, Ohio would end September with nearly ...

COVID-19 hits Ohio children hard

Gov. Mike DeWine said the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting school-age children particularly hard and urged school officials to require face masks but won’t mandate it himself even though he wants to do it. “If I could put on a statewide mandate, if the health department could do it, we ...