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Sunday’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1,300

Last week, Ohio surpassed its previous record of new COVID-19 cases per week by more than 1,300. On Sunday, the state had a single-day increase of 1,378 cases, which puts this week on track to be the worst so far during the pandemic.

The Ohio Department of Health on Sunday reported the state had an increase of 1,378 new cases, bringing the state total to 65,592. Ohio also had an increase of 22 new deaths, bringing that total to 3,058. None of the deaths were from the Mahoning Valley.

Sunday now has the third-most reported cases in the state. Friday broke the single-day record for the state with 1,525 reported cases, bumping the April 19 total of 1,380 to second. Saturday’s total of 1,358 new cases is now fourth-most, while July 2 is fifth-most with 1,301.

Statewide, Ohio also saw 72 new hospitalizations and 16 ICU admissions.

Trumbull County did not report any new deaths for the third day in a row. Cases grew by eight, bringing the county’s total to 1,069 cases.

Trumbull is still at the Level 3, or red alert, rating when it comes to the coronavirus. County officials urge people to limit daily activities, avoid mass gatherings and observe social distancing.

Wearing a mask is mandatory in Trumbull County when people are out in public. A mask should be worn in all indoor public areas. It also should be worn in areas where a minimum of 6 feet between others can not be maintained or if people are waiting for a ride with public transportation.

The Ohio Department of Health reported Sunday that Mahoning County has 1,948 cases and 239 deaths. That is 20 more cases from Saturday, but there were no new deaths.

Columbiana County reported 1,385 cases and 60 deaths. That’s seven new cases from Saturday. The county also did not report any deaths.

Testing has recently increased for the general population, contributing to the increased number of positive cases. However, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has said a more significant factor is community spread of the virus at gatherings such as parties and funerals.

A Sunday release from Trumbull County Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi lists 56 people in the county who are in quarantine and being monitored by the health department. Of those people, 55 are in Warren.

Complaints regarding the mask order should not be directed to 911 — rather, residents can call a complaint line at 330-675-7841, according to Migliozzi.

COVID-19 by the numbers

The number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in counties in the region and statewide as of Sunday:

County Cases Hospitalizations Deaths

Trumbull 1,069 240 80

Mahoning 1,948 379 239

Columbiana 1,385 158 60

Ashtabula 448 81 44

Geauga 428 86 43

Ohio 65,592 8,842 3,058

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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