Tuscarawas County sees 13 more COVID deaths, 502 new cases, in week ending Friday

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The Tuscarawas County Health Department reported 502 new cases of COVID-19 in the seven-day period ending Friday, about half the number of cases logged in the previous week.

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The Ohio Department of Health reported 13 additional COVID-19 related deaths in Tuscarawas County residents since Jan. 21, bringing the county's cumulative COVID-19 related deaths to 441 people.

Since Jan. 21, 174 Tuscarawas County residents have chosen to start the COVID-19 vaccine process, which has been completed by 42.86% of the county's population.

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The county has recorded a total of 19,920 cases as of Friday, when 2,131 cases were active. Tuscarawas County has 93,263 residents, according to the U.S. Census.

More: Tuscarawas County Health Department focuses COVID-19 case investigation, contact tracing

The county's death rate among COVID cases was 2.2% as of Friday, compared to 1.3% in Ohio, 1.2% in the country and 1.5% globally.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: As of Friday, Tuscarawas County has had 441 COVID deaths

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