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Coronavirus numbers drop slightly Saturday

COVID-19 case numbers reported on Saturday by the Ohio Department of Health were slightly lower than Friday’s record-setting totals.

Statewide, 7,715 new cases were reported, 356 fewer than on Friday’s report. Despite the decrease, Saturday’s total is the second-highest one-day increase since the coronavirus pandemic started in March.

The drop in the death toll was more significant. Fourteen deaths were reported on Saturday after Friday had three times as many fatalities at 42.

None of those deaths were in the Mahoning Valley. Mahoning County stayed at 295 deaths, Trumbull remained at 139 and Columbiana kept its total at 92.

The decline in new cases in the Valley was more significant than the rest of the state. Columbiana’s single-day total nearly was cut in half, reporting 43 new cases on Saturday after 83 cases on Friday. Mahoning had 99 new cases on Saturday after reporting 169 on Friday. Trumbull’s decline was less dramatic — 130 new cases on Saturday, following 155 cases on Friday.

Trumbull has had 3,720 cases since the pandemic started, leading to 452 hospitalizations and 2,346 people presumed recovered.

Mahoning has posted 5,333 cases, leading to 631 hospitalizations and 3,656 people presumed recovered.

Columbiana has totaled 2,738 cases, leading to 264 hospitalizations and 2,135 people presumed recovered.

COVID-19 by the numbers

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

County Cases Change since Change since Deaths

yesterday last week

Trumbull 3,720 +130 +783 139

Mahoning 5,333 +99 +765 295

Columbiana 2,738 +43 +302 92

Ohio 290,243 +7,715 +44,516 5,714

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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