Scioto County reaches 11K total COVID-19 cases

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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The Ohio Department of Health is reporting 48 new cases for Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Scioto County bringing the county to 11,006 since the start of the pandemic. Of those cases, 1,158 are currently active.

No additional deaths have been reported today, according to the Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments. The county remains at 121 residents who have died in connection to COVID-19.

The ODH says six more residents from Scioto County have been hospitalized bringing the total number of Scioto County residents who have been hospitalized to 790. This number does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized in connection to COVID-19.

Health officials say 9,727 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 460.74 new cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days. The county’s population is estimated at 75,314 people.

The health departments’ report shows 30,759 county residents, or 40.83% of the county’s population, are now fully vaccinated.

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