Vaccination and case numbers rise in Ohio
Nearly one in every three Ohioans at least has started the COVID-19 vaccination process, while the state continues to see a higher than average number of cases of the virus.
The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,871 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in the state, above the daily average of 1,742 cases during the past 21 days. The daily number of cases has exceeded the average for the past week.
The ODH also reported 3,774,073 people, 32.29 percent of the state’s population, had started getting the vaccines as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, including 53,032 in the prior 24 hours.
In Mahoning County, 33.95 percent of the population (77,635 people) had received at least one dose with 31.84 percent in Trumbull County (63,026 people) and 27.88 percent in Columbiana County (28,403 people) as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the ODH.
There were 2,223,514 people, 19.02 percent of the state’s population, who finished the vaccinations as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, including 34,730 in the previous 24 hours.
In Mahoning County, 21.66 percent of the population (49,522 people) had completed the process, while 20.14 percent of the population in Trumbull (39,875 people) and 18.44 percent of the population in Columbiana, (18,792) had as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The state had a total of 1,028,800 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday with 974,894 presumed recovered and 18,741 deaths, according to the ODH.
The ODH provides death information Tuesdays and Fridays only.
There was an increase Tuesday of 98 COVID-19 deaths since Friday, including three in Trumbull and one in Mahoning.
Mahoning County had 20,463 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday with 19,253 presumed recovered and 577 deaths, according to the ODH.
Trumbull County had 15,215 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday with 14,215 presumed recovered and 456 deaths.
Columbiana County had 8,419 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday with 8,049 presumed recovered and 222 deaths.