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The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,369 new COVID-19 cases and 159 new hospital admissions on Saturday.

As of Saturday, 1,247,637 cases have been reported since the pandemic began, resulting in 66,628 hospitalizations.

Officials reported that 6,115,303 Ohioans, or 52.32 percent of the state’s population, began the vaccination process, an increase of 11,935 from the previous day.

The Ministry of Health reported 81 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 20,947. The state does not update the number until the death certificates are processed, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays.

During a press conference last week, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, “unsettling” that Ohio is in worse shape than it was before vaccines became available. He said COVID-19 patients account for 1 in 8 people in Ohio hospitals and 1 in 5 patients in intensive care units.

Mahoning County has 24,688 cases and 625 deaths with a vaccination rate of 50.59 percent.

Trumbull County has 18,247 cases and 497 deaths with a vaccination rate of 48.36 percent.

Columbiana County has 10,335 cases and 236 deaths with a vaccination rate of 41.03 percent.

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