UPDATE: Scioto County sees highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases

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UPDATE (3:20 p.m. on Friday, January 14): The Ohio Department of Health reported 278 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. This is the highest one-day total for new cases in the county since the pandemic began.


SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK)—Scioto County reported its second-highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to Scioto County Emergency Management.

210 COVID-19 cases were reported by the Ohio Department of Health.

The top five days with the most COVID-19 cases in Scioto County are as follows:

  1. September 10, 2021: 217 cases
  2. January 13, 2022: 210 cases
  3. December 11, 2020: 157 cases
  4. January 5, 2022: 153 cases
  5. September 15, 2021: 152 cases

The COVID census for hospitals in Region 7 (Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties) have been at or above 110 patients for seven of the past nine days.

94% of the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in these counties are unvaccinated.

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