2 deaths; 27 new cases reported Tuesday

Staff report

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

The victim is an 84-year-old female that died on November 12 and an 86-year-old male that died on November 15.

The deaths bring the total to 178 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 27 new cases on Tuesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 11,879 since the start of the outbreak.

There were 17 more recoveries reported by ODH Tuesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,345 over the course of the pandemic.

ODH reported one additional hospitalization for Scioto County Tuesday bringing the total to 848 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 32,594 or 43.28% of the total population of the county (75,315).

Staff report