Coronavirus: Ohio reports fewer than 2,000 daily cases for 5th straight day

Less than 2,000 daily cases of coronavirus were reported in Ohio for the fifth day in a row, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The state recorded 1,709 daily cases Tuesday, bringing Ohio’s total to 970,583.

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Hospitalizations increased by 121 for a total of 50,503. Ohio reported 12 ICU admissions, brining the total to 7,160.

Ohio’s COVID-19 dashboards will look a little different starting today due a change in the state’s death reporting system.

The health department will now use death certificate date to for coronavirus deaths, which will cause a delay in death data. As a result, deaths will only be updated twice a week on the ODH coronavirus dashboards.

The state will no longer include probable deaths because all deaths will be confirmed.

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As of Tuesday, Ohio has reported 16,750 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Nearly 15% of Ohio’s population, 1,725,712 people, has received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and just over 8%, 938,600 people, has completed the vaccine.

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