3 deaths; 22 new cases reported Wednesday

Staff report

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

The victims are a 60-year-old female that died on October 31, an 86-year-old male that died on November 5, and an 82-year-old female that died on November 8.

The deaths bring the total to 176 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 22 new cases on Wednesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 11,799 since the start of the outbreak.

There were nine more recoveries reported by ODH Wednesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,233 over the course of the pandemic.

ODH reported two additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Wednesday bringing the total to 846 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 32,324 or 42.92% of the total population of the county (75,315).

Staff report