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New COVID-19 cases continue decline

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease across the state as the Ohio Department of Health reported 735 new cases on Sunday, bringing the state total to 978,471.

The state also reported 50,881 hospitalizations. Deaths are at 17,502 statewide with that total to be updated Tuesday.

Over the last 21 days, the reported cases in the state hit a peak Feb. 23 with 2,775 cases reported that day. The 21-day reported case average stands at 1,914, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Locally, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties reported a combined 28 new cases Sunday with eight in Mahoning, 14 in Trumbull and six in Columbiana.

None of the counties reported any new deaths either, according to the ODH.

Mahoning reported 923 hospitalizations and 551 deaths. Trumbull reported 1,038 hospitalizations and 424 deaths. Columbiana has 464 hospitalizations and 210 deaths.

As of Saturday, a total of 1,929,773 people — 16.51 percent of the state’s population — have started the vaccination process, up 58,228 from the previous day.

Mahoning County ranks 11th in the state for the total number of cases at 19,586. Trumbull County ranks 17th in the state with 14,437 and Columbiana ranks 27th in the state with 8,174.

Franklin County, which includes Columbus, continues to lead the state with the number of cases at 113,037. It is the only county in Ohio that has crossed the 100,000 threshold. It ranks second in the state for the number of deaths at 1,251.

Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland, is second in the state with 96,933 cases. It ranks No. 1 for deaths at 1,881, according to the ODH.

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