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Ohio closing in on 30,000 COVID-19 cases

Thirteen new deaths are listed in Sunday's report by the Ohio Department of Health.
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COLUMBUS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by less than 500 in Ohio on Sunday.

According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 29,777 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus — 489 more than reported Saturday.

The state also is reporting 2,134 "probable cases," which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is up 14 from Saturday's report.

There are 1,334 cases in Mahoning County, 525 in Trumbull and 478 in Columbiana.

Statewide, 5,476 people have been hospitalized, 1,438 of whom are in intensive care units. The hospitalization total is 39 more than Saturday's number.

Statewide, there have been 1,769 confirmed deaths. The state toll is up 13 from Saturday. Ohio has another 200 “probable deaths.”

Mahoning County has 169 deaths, Trumbull has 42 and Columbiana has 50. There are no new deaths reported in those three counties.

Mahoning County's 169 reported COVID-19 deaths remains the fourth-highest among all Ohio's 88 counties, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, which presents confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths in each county. Summit County is next with 159.

Mahoning County has the seventh-highest number of total cases in the state.