Coronavirus: 1 in 3 Ohioans have finished vaccine

One in three Ohioans have finished their coronavirus vaccine, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, 3,892,823 people in the state have completed their inoculation, meaning they’ve received their second shot of a two-dose vaccine or received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Of those vaccinated, ages 50-59 has the most number of people vaccinated, with more than 683,000 people. Ohioans ages 70-74 have the highest percentage of people vaccinated at 73.27%, according to ODH.

Ages 0-19 has the fewest number of people vaccinated and the lowest percentage, with 88,753 vaccinated or 3.07%. However, most people in the age group are not able to be vaccinated at this time. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for 18 and older.

That could change in the coming days as Pfizer seeks to be authorized for younger age groups. The Associated Press reported the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to expand Pfizer’s authorization to ages 12 and older by next week.

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More than 4,737,000 people have started the vaccine in Ohio as of Tuesday. About 40% of Ohioans have received at least one dose.

Ohio reported its highest number of daily hospitalizations in three weeks on Tuesday. According to ODH, the state recorded 204 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. That’s more than double the 89 hospitalizations reported on Monday and nearly 100 more than the 21-day average of 120 hospitalizations a day.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in the state increase slightly from Monday, going from 1,141 to 1,157, according to ODH.

Twenty ICU admissions were reported Tuesday, for a total of 7,856.

After two days with fewer than 1,000 daily COVID cases, Ohio was back above the benchmark with 1,285 cases.

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The number is still a couple hundred cases below the state’s 21-day average of 1,598 cases a day.

The state reported 60 deaths on Tuesday. ODH updates death data twice a week. Because some states do not send information to the Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular basis, the number of deaths reported can fluctuate. The date a death is reported does not reflect the death date.

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