COLUMBUS, Ohio – Only 13 other Ohio residents are believed to have died from COVID-19 on Tuesday compared to Friday’s last death report.
The total number in Ohio who have died from the coronavirus since the epidemic entered the state last year is 19,441.
Since the state no longer provides daily figures on coronavirus deaths, the federal government sends them out twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Ohio Department of Health has reported 1,411 new cases of coronavirus since Monday.
The state reports coronavirus cases daily, per the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition of a case, which includes those diagnosed by genetic PCR or antigen testing, or those diagnosed in a clinical setting – showing symptoms related to a confirmed COVID -19 cases, among other criteria.
Tuesday’s new cases exceed the 21-day moving average of 1,387. More than 1.08 million cases have been tracked since the start of the pandemic in Ohio.
Another 37,928 Ohio residents are said to have completed the vaccine between Monday and Tuesday morning.
That brings the total number of people who have received second doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine to 4.2 million, or 36.15% of the state’s population.
Only 18,219 vaccines were launched between Monday and Tuesday morning, bringing the total for the state with some immunity to 41.75%.
The Ohio Hospital Association reports 973 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a net decrease of 28 since Monday, including admissions and discharges.
This is the first time that the number of coronavirus patients has fallen below 1,000 from March 5 until March 31.
Prior to that, Ohio had not suffered less than 1,000 hospitalizations since October 12.
Rich Exner contributed to this report.
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