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State drops below 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The Ohio Department of Health reported 857 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the state total to 1,130,134 cases and 20,492 deaths since the pandemic began.

Mahoning County added 24 cases, for a total of 22,840 cases, with 613 deaths.

There were 15 new cases reported in Trumbull County, moving the total cases to 16,900, with 493 deaths.

Six new cases were reported in Columbiana County for a total of 9,258 with 236 deaths.

Data compiled from state health sources show COVID-19 cases in Ohio are increasing, causing health experts to raise flags about possible new outbreaks.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended masks be worn indoors in public areas in several central Ohio counties despite a person’s vaccination status because of the substantial spread of the delta variant of COVID-19.

As the more contagious delta variant sweeps through Ohio, data shows younger people are making up a larger share of cases because their age groups are the state’s least vaccinated.

COVID-19 by the numbers

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

County Cases Change since Change since Deaths*

yesterday last week

Trumbull 16,900 +15 +130 493

Mahoning 22,840 +24 +163 613

Columbiana 9,258 +6 +63 236

Ohio 1,130,134 +857 +8,030 20,492

*Deaths as of Friday

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

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