12 new cases reported Wednesday


Staff report



SCIOTO — Ohio’s eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine will expand this Friday as Ohioans 40 years old and older and those with the medical conditions of cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and obesity will be eligible for the vaccine.

Beginning on March 29 all Ohioans 16 years old and older will be eligible to get the vaccine.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 12 new cases Wednesday for Scioto County. The new cases bring the total to 6,107 since the start of the outbreak.

There were 15 additional recoveries reported by ODH Wednesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 5,788 over the course of the pandemic.

ODH also reported two additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Wednesday bringing the total to 445 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.

Scioto County remains at Level Three or “Red” on the Ohio Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory System (PHAS) again this week.

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Staff report