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Ohio Health Authorities Reported 918 New cases

Ohio Health Authorities reported 918 new Covid 19 cases. There have been 1,093,534 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began.The total number of hospitalizations because of the virus since the pandemic began is now 58,271 people. There were 104 hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours, and 6 people were reportedly admitted to the ICU during that time. About 1,050,024 people are presumed to have recovered from the illness in the state.

Ohio Health Authorities reported that the number of people vaccinated in the state so far is 5,017,279 or about 42.92% of the population. That number includes people who have gotten one or two shots so far.The state officials said that there have been approximately 1 million entries to the Ohio Vax-a-Million lottery. The Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Health also reported that preliminary data shows vaccination rates continue to grow.

Stephanie McCloud, Ohio department of health Director said in a press release that Governor DeWine’s announcement of Ohio Vax-a-Million one week ago today was exactly what we needed to reinvigorate interest in receiving COVID-19 vaccines. After the announcement, our preliminary data shows that more than 113,000 Ohioans have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. Officials say there has been a 53% increase in vaccinations from the period before the lottery announcement.

McCloud also added that they are noticing an increase in number in all age groups, except those 80 and older, who are highly vaccinated already. Although the rate among that group is decreasing, it is doing so at a less rapid pace, demonstrating some positive impact even in that group.

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