Ohio records 622 COVID cases as state prepares to lift health orders

A COVID vaccination clinic is set up in the Pam Evans Smith Arena at Wittenberg University to vaccinate the Wittenberg students. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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A COVID vaccination clinic is set up in the Pam Evans Smith Arena at Wittenberg University to vaccinate the Wittenberg students. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

As Ohio prepares to lift most of its pandemic-related public health orders, the state recorded more than 600 cases of coronavirus.

Ohio reported 622 daily cases on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,102,556, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Case, hospitalization, death and ICU admission data was not updated on Memorial Day.

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In the last three weeks, Ohio is averaging 801 cases a day.

Just over 90 hospitalizations and 14 ICU admissions were reported on Tuesday.

The numbers were slightly above Ohio’s 21-day averages of 81 hospitalizations and nine ICU admissions.

The state also reported a two-week low for the number of COVID patients in Ohio hospitals. As of Tuesday, 702 people were hospitalized with COVID, according to ODH. On May 19, there were 834 patients.

Wednesday, Ohio is lifting most of its public health mandate, including the face mask order.

However, businesses, schools and other organizations could still require masks.

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The state also will announce the second winners of the Vax-a-Million drawing Wednesday evening.

The winners of the $1 million prize and full college scholarship will be named at 7:29 p.m.

As of Tuesday, more than 5,310,500 people in Ohio have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 4,664,238 have completed the vaccine, according to ODH.

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