Mahoning Valley records five new COVID deaths
Total number of Ohio cases near 100,000
Trumbull County accounted for four of the 50 deaths added to Ohio’s COVID-19 toll on Saturday.
The confirmed deaths in Trumbull climbed to 106. Mahoning County reported one new fatality, bringing its total to 255 deaths, while Columbiana’s count stayed the same at 60 deaths.
That follows a day where no deaths were reported in the three-county area.
Statewide 1,294 new cases were reported to bring the total to 99,969, making it almost certain that the total will surpass 100,000 cases today.
Saturday’s statewide case load was 90 more than Friday’s total, and all three area counties added to that increase. Trumbull had 25 new cases compared to 12 on Friday, Mahoning jumped from 25 to 30 new cases and Columbiana had 22 new cases Saturday after reporting 16 on Friday.
Further testing continues to show Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine as negative for the coronavirus. Saturday’s results were the fourth test in three days for the governor, who initially tested positive Thursday before he was supposed to meet President Donald Trump at an event in Ohio.
The governor announced the negative results on Twitter on Saturday afternoon, thanking “everyone who sent along good wishes.”
Mahoning County has had 421 hospitalizations, and 1,939 patients are presumed recovered from the virus.
Total hospitalizations in Trumbull County stands at 299, with 1,180 patients presumed recovered.
Columbiana has had 178 hospitalizations, and 1,427 patients are presumed recovered.