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Ohio eclipses 200K mark

The 2,116 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state Monday push the total over the 200,000 mark since the pandemic began, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

The state has recorded 200,231 cases, with 159,877 presumed recovered. The 11 new deaths reported Monday bring the total number to 5,217.

No new deaths were reported locally on Monday. But 53 new cases were reported in Mahoning County, bringing the total to 3,863, with 3,058 presumed recovered. In Trumbull County, 18 new cases were reported, bringing the total to 2,380, with 1,931 people presumed recovered. Columbiana County added 23 cases Monday, bringing the total to 2,185, with 1,926 of cases presumed recovered.

Mahoning County remains at Level 3, red in the state’s public health advisory system, and is a “high incidence” county because there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 people. Trumbull and Columbiana counties are at Level 2, orange. The state updates the classification Thursday.

Gov. Mike DeWine is scheduled to give a news briefing 2 p.m. today.

He announced Monday the state’s controlling board approved nearly $420 million in CARES Act funding.

“This package includes funding for small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals, higher education, arts, nonprofits, and Ohio families, all of whom have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The rent, mortgage, and water and / or sewer assistance is essential assistance that will help Ohioans stay in their homes and pay off outstanding bills accrued throughout the pandemic,” DeWine said.

COVID-19 by the numbers

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

County Cases Change since Change since Deaths

yesterday last week

Trumbull 2,380 +18 +172 134

Mahoning 3,863 +53 +258 287

Columbiana 2,185 +23 +89 88

Ohio 200,231 +2,116 +16,607 5,217

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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