176 new circumstances, no new deaths reported on Friday

Pamela Westbrooks, an Akron Children's Hospital nurse, draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the mobile pharmacy for a teacher vaccination clinic Wednesday in the Tallmadge High School gym.

Ohio COVID-19 infections have dropped greater than threefold from two months in the past — the worst week of the pandemic — as state well being officers reported 3,683 extra circumstances on Friday.

In Summit County, the variety of new circumstances reported slowed to 176 on Friday, and no new COVID-19 deaths had been reported. (The full variety of coronavirus deaths within the county really was adjusted down one the state from Thursday’s whole to 820.)

After steadily declining from December’s report lethal spike, the present quantity of circumstances — a every day common of three,625 this week — represents a drop of 23% from the prior week to the bottom stage since late October.

Nonetheless, even that decrease quantity is roughly 3 times the virus ranges usually recorded final summer season, prompting Gov. Mike DeWine to warning that Ohioans mustn’t drop their guard, or masks, towards the virus as vaccination efforts proceed.

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