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COVID-19 cases still only mildly climbing

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Cases related to COVID-19 are still slightly rising in the Mahoning Valley.

Locally, the county to see the steepest hike is Columbiana, with an increase of 13 reported Friday, bringing total cases to 1,872, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Mahoning County followed, with 2,879 cases, five more than Thursday.

Trumbull County cases were at 1,772, an increase of three from the day before.

Statewide, the number of cases reported Friday by ODH was 128,444, an increase of 1,332 from Thursday.

The state’s death total increased by 22 to 4,248, according to ODH.

The new figures come a day after the health department saw a single-day statewide increase of 50 deaths between Wednesday and Thursday, the highest since June.

Trumbull County still reported 125 total deaths Friday, while Mahoning County and Columbiana County were at 272 and 66, respectively.

The new numbers came a day after Gov. Mike DeWine discussed a plateau in the state’s overall confirmed cases, which have averaged between 1,200 to 1,300 daily.

Approximately 8,320 cases were reported between Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.

On Thursday the governor also cautioned Ohioans about parties over the extended Labor Day weekend, stating that what happens in the next several days could shape how the fall will look in terms of surges in cases.

Statewide, hospitalizations as of Friday are a reported 13,731.

A presumed 107,083 people in Ohio have recovered from COVID-19.

COVID-19 by the numbers

The number of cases, changes in cases and deaths in counties in the region and statewide as of Friday:

County Cases Change since Change since Deaths

yesterday last week

Trumbull 1,772 +3 +32 125

Mahoning 2.879 +5 +44 272

Columbiana 1,872 +13 +62 66

Ohio 128,444 +1,332 +8,324 4,248

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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