Ohio reports fewest number of weekly COVID cases of year

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Ohio recorded around 7,000 COVID cases in the last week — the fewest reported so far this year.

The Ohio Department of Health added 7,016 weekly cases to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard Thursday. Prior to the update, the state’s fewest number of weekly coronavirus cases recorded this year was 7,586 last week and 7,961 cases on Jan. 19.

Weekly COVID cases in Ohio have remained under 10,000 for the last 10 weeks.

As of Thursday, March 23, ODH is reporting the following COVID data:

COVID Cases:

  • Total: 3,415,254
  • Weekly: 7,016
  • Three-week average: 7,645

COVID Hospitalizations:

  • Total: 138,882
  • Weekly: 352
  • Three-week average: 387

COVID ICU Admissions:

  • Total: 15,077
  • Weekly: 38
  • Three-week average: 33

COVID Deaths

  • Total: 15,099
  • Weekly: 22
  • Three-week average: 29

As of Thursday 64.82% of Ohioans have started the COVID vaccine and 60.10% have finished it, according to ODH. More than 15.6% of residents have received the updated booster dose.

Those interested in getting vaccinated can visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find a provider or schedule an appointment. COVID-19 vaccines are available from many locations in the area – ODH lists more than 100 locations in the nine counties surrounding Dayton.

These vaccination locations include large department stores, pharmacy chains and health networks, including:

  • CVS
  • Drug Mart
  • Meijer
  • Kettering Health
  • Kroger
  • Rite Aid
  • Sam’s Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Vaccines also are available by appointment from each county’s local health departments, and vaccine providers are listed on Ohio’s coronavirus dashboard.

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