1 death; 55 new cases reported Tuesday

Staff report

SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed another local death in connection with the COVID-19 virus.

The victim is a 72-year-old female that died on February 3.

The death brings the total to 225 local residents that have passed in conjunction with the virus. COVID19 was a contributing factor in their deaths, however, it does not preclude the existence of co-morbidities that may or may not have also contributed to their death.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 55 new cases on Tuesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 19,780 since the start of the outbreak.

There were 228 more recoveries reported by ODH Tuesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 16,852 over the course of the pandemic.

ODH reported 17 additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Tuesday bringing the total to 1,159 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19.

The level of community transmission for Scioto County continues to be high.

The number of original vaccines completed in Scioto County is 34,605 or 45.95% of the total population of the county (75,315). The number of additional doses (booster shots) received is 13,575.

Staff report