4th death, 23 new cases throughout weekend


Staff report



SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth Health Departments reported another death in association with the COVID-19 virus during the weekend.

According to the health departments, the patient was a 93-year old female.

Scioto EMA and the Health Departments offered their condolences to the family and acquaintances of the deceased.

The death brings the total to four for the county during the pandemic of people who have died in connection with the virus. COVID-19 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 Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department also reported 23 new cases for the county since Friday. The new cases bring the total to 367 since the start of the outbreak.

There were 14 additional recoveries reported since last Friday by the health departments bringing the number of recoveries to 286 over the course of the pandemic.

Five additional hospitalization were reported since last Friday bringing the total to 38 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 COVID19.

Scioto County remains at Level 2 or Orange on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

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Staff report