Coronavirus in Ohio Saturday: 1,774 new circumstances, 54 deaths

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Division of Well being has launched the most recent variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the state for Saturday. 

As of Feb. 27, a complete of 966,154 (+1,774) circumstances have been reported for the reason that pandemic started, resulting in 17,237(+54) deaths, and 50,197 (+79) hospitalizations.

On Friday, a complete of 964,380 (+1,976) circumstances had been reported, resulting in 17,183 (+58) deaths, and 50,118 (+167) hospitalizations.

A complete of 1,573,435 residents — or 13.46% of the inhabitants — has began the vaccination course of.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stated Thursday that the state will obtain extra doses of vaccine from producers Pfizer and Moderna beginning subsequent week, and extra pharmacies will begin providing vaccinations. He stated 310,000 first doses of the two-step vaccines might be obtainable subsequent week, and the state is including websites at Meijer, Walmart and impartial pharmacies along with the present websites at Kroger, CVS, Ceremony Support, Walgreens, native well being departments and hospitals.

And he shared details about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that’s awaiting approval from the federal authorities. As soon as authorised, DeWine stated the state will obtain 90,000 doses the primary week after which barely much less the subsequent two weeks. However he emphasised that these 90,000 doses usually are not being counted within the 310,000 for subsequent week, which means increasingly doses will quickly be obtainable to Ohioans. The choice from Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine.

DeWine stated that sports activities venues will quickly be allowed to open to 25% capability for indoor occasions and 30% for out of doors occasions. Masks might be obligatory and folks might be seated in teams no bigger than six. However DeWine stated he’s a step towards a return of out of doors occasions comparable to county festivals, with these security protocols nonetheless being labored out.

There have been eight counties at degree 2, or orange, on the brand new public well being advisory map, up from 4 per week in the past. The orange counties are Gallia, Hocking, Holmes, Mercer, Monroe, Shel, Vinton and Williams. 5 of these counties are now not thought-about excessive incidence for illness unfold the CDC; the opposite three, nonetheless thought-about excessive incidence, are Holmes, Gallia and Monroe. The remaining 80 counties are at degree 3, or purple, and are thought-about excessive incidence.

Ohio colleges confirmed their fewest variety of circumstances since October final week. Vaccination of the state’s faculty workforce is anticipated to conclude early subsequent week.

The Ohio Division of Well being reported that it’s reconciling dying totals, which is able to trigger a fluctuation in numbers over a number of days. The state can be persevering with efforts to vaccinate residents 65 and older and people with sure medical circumstances.

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