Ohio reports 2,791 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

According to the Ohio Department of Health, 2,791 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Ohio on Saturday, bringing the 21-day reported case average to 3,508.

As of Saturday, the 21-day reported COVID death average is 83. Ohio updates death data twice a week and numbers can fluctuate due to other states irregularly reporting death certificate information to Ohio’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. Because death certificate data can take weeks to be filed, COVID deaths can take up to a month or two to be reported.

In total, 127 people were hospitalized with COVID in the last 24 hours, according to ODH. The 21-day average is 187 people hospitalized per day.

A total of 19 people were admitted to the ICU with COVID in the last 24 hours, according to ODH reporting. The 21-day reported average of ICU admissions is 20.

A total of 55.7% of Ohioans, or over 6.5 million people, have started the COVID-19 vaccination sequence, according to the ODH dashboard.

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