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COVID-19

Valley sees explosion in weekly COVID-19 cases

The weekly rate of change in new cases in the Mahoning Valley on Friday was more than five times that of the previous week. According to Ohio Department of Health data from July 16, the week saw an increase of 20, 23, and 25 cases in Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning counties, respectively. ...

COVID-19 cases rapidly rising in Valley

With vaccination rates still below 50 percent in the Mahoning Valley, the Trumbull County Combined Health District is calling on the unvaccinated to take the shot as trends offer evidence new infections are increasing. All three counties in the Mahoning Valley saw an increase Thursday in ...

Thu. 8:53 a.m.: Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases today, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games. today's 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is ...

Thu. 8:44 a.m.: China rebuffs WHO’s terms for further COVID-19 origins study

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said today. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was "rather taken aback" that the plan ...

Thu. 8:41 a.m.: AP FACT CHECK: Biden goes too far in assurances on vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden offered an absolute guarantee Wednesday that people who get their COVID-19 vaccines are completely protected from infection, sickness and death from the coronavirus. The reality is not that cut and dried. The vaccines are extremely effective but ...

Cases skyrocket above 21-day average in Ohio

COVID-19 data reported by the Ohio Department of Health shows new cases are more than double the 21-day average. Statewide, new cases in Ohio jumped to 744 cases. The ODH states the 21-day average is 352. The total cases sit at 1,118,513 and the new death total sits at 20,449, a 12-case ...