SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed one additional local death in connection with the COVID-19 virus.
The victim is a 65-year-old female that died November 9.
The death brings the total to 173 local residents that have passed in conjunction 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 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 25 new cases on Tuesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 11,777 since the start of the outbreak.
There were 14 more recoveries reported by ODH Tuesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,224 over the course of the pandemic.
ODH reported one additional hospitalization for Scioto County Tuesday bringing the total to 844 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 people fully vaccinated in Scioto County is 32,259 or 42.82% of the total population of the county (75,315).