After spike, daily COVID cases plunge Friday in Ohio

The Butler County General Health District held a drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Butler County Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Nearly 75 workers and volunteers administered 1500 vaccines during the event.  NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

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The Butler County General Health District held a drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Butler County Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Nearly 75 workers and volunteers administered 1500 vaccines during the event. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

The number of new coronavirus cases plunged for Friday after a spike the previous day.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. This was 400 fewer new cases than the 579 reported Thursday, which was double the state’s 21-day case average. The 21-day daily case average as of Friday is 270.

The state’s total coronavirus cases reported since the pandemic began is 1,112,088.

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As of Friday, 5,584,654 people in Ohio have started the coronavirus vaccine and 5,205,937 have finished it.

The ODH reported 47.78% of Ohioans have had at least one dose and 44.54% completed the vaccine.

To find local vaccination clinics, go to https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.

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