Scioto County, Ohio reports 70 new COVID-19 cases

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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The Ohio Department of Health is reporting 70 new cases for Thursday, Sept. 23 in Scioto County bringing the county to 10,394 since the start of the pandemic. Of those cases, 1,719 are currently active.

No additional deaths have been reported today, according to the Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments. The county remains at 118 residents who have died in connection to COVID-19.

The ODH says three more residents from Scioto County have been hospitalized bringing the total number of Scioto County residents who have been hospitalized to 747. This number does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.

Health officials say 8,557 Scioto County residents have recovered throughout the pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still lists Scioto County as having a high rate of community spread for COVID-19, with a rate of 835.17 new cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days. The county’s population is estimated at 75,314 people.

The health department’s report shows 29,954 county residents, or 39.77% of the county’s population, are now fully vaccinated.

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