UPDATE (6:50 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021) – The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department say late data has come in confirming two additional deaths related to COVID-19 in Scioto County, bringing the county to 120 deaths throughout the pandemic.
Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 43-year-old male who died Sept. 21 and a 71-year-old female who died Sept. 23.
SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The Ohio Department of Health is reporting 83 new cases for Friday, Sept. 24 in Scioto County bringing the county to 10,477 since the start of the pandemic. Of those cases, 1,702 are currently active.
The ODH says no more residents from Scioto County have been hospitalized, which means the total number of Scioto County residents who have been hospitalized is 747. This number does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.
Health officials say 8,657 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 740.9 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 30,066 county residents, or 39.92% of the county’s population, are now fully vaccinated.