Ohio posts 2nd-most weekly cases of COVID-19 since January
By DAVID SKOLNICK
The number of COVID-19 cases reported this past week in Ohio was the second most for a week in eight months.
The state had 48,165 cases for the week ending Saturday. Only the week prior with 53,344 COVID-19 cases had more since the week ending Jan. 16, which had 50,530.
Also, last week’s 317 COVID-19 deaths is the most for a week since March 14 to 20, which had 469.
The 6,716 new COVID-19 cases Saturday is up from the daily average of 6,421 for the past 21 days, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The state has exceeded 5,500 daily cases in 16 of the past 19 days and been higher than 7,000 cases in seven of the past nine days, according to ODH data.
Saturday’s total includes 317 cases in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties combined.
About two months ago, all of Ohio was averaging about 260 cases per day.
The state had a total of 1,342,777 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday with 1,194,618 presumed recovered.
The ODH usually provides death information on Tuesdays and Fridays. The state had 21,471 total COVID-19 deaths as of Friday.
There were 6,230,162 people, 53.3 percent of the state’s population, who at least had started getting inoculated as of 6 a.m. Saturday, including 9,155 in the previous 24 hours, according to the ODH.
In Mahoning County, 51.45 percent of the population (117,662 people) had received at least one dose, while 49.2 percent of the population in Trumbull County (97,413 people) and 41.83 percent in Columbiana County (42,618 people) had as of 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the ODH.
There were 5,765,502 people, 49.32 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccinations as of 6 a.m. Saturday, including 9,568 in the prior 24 hours.
In Mahoning County, 47.69 percent of the population (109,062 people) had completed the process, while 45.29 percent of the population in Trumbull (89,659 people) and 38.87 percent of the population in Columbiana (39,602 people) had as of 6 a.m. Saturday.
Ohio posts 2nd-most weekly cases since Jan.