Coronavirus: Fewer than 2,000 daily cases reported in Ohio for 7th straight day

Emergency paramedic Mandy Fleck draws up a syringe of Corona vaccine from Biontech/Pfizer in Emsleben, Germany, Thursday, March 10, 2021. (Matthias Bein/dpa via AP)
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Emergency paramedic Mandy Fleck draws up a syringe of Corona vaccine from Biontech/Pfizer in Emsleben, Germany, Thursday, March 10, 2021. (Matthias Bein/dpa via AP)

Credit: Matthias Bein

Credit: Matthias Bein

For the last week, Ohio has recorded fewer than 2,000 daily cases of coronavirus each day, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

On Wednesday, the state reported 1,868 daily cases and 983,486 total cases.

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In the last 21 days, Ohio has only recorded more than 2,000 daily cases six times.

While cases have remained steady after dropping earlier this year, the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients has increased recently.

There were 933 COVID patients in Ohio hospitals Wednesday, a slight increase from the 928 patients reported Tuesday. It’s the third day in a row hospitalizations have increased after hitting a record low for the year at 823 on Sunday.

Despite the recent increases, hospitalizations have remained under 1,000 since March 5.

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Ohio reported 114 hospitalizations on Wednesday and five ICU admissions, according to ODH. Throughout the pandemic the state has recorded 51,211 total hospitalizations and 7,245 ICU admissions.

Starting Thursday, Ohioans 50 and older and those with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. Those groups include about 1.4 million residents.

Earlier this week Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a central vaccine scheduling system at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. The tool will help Ohioans confirm vaccine eligibility, show providers nearby and schedule vaccine appointments.

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ODH is working with vaccine providers to add appointments to the tool. The central scheduling system will also be used for the state’s mass vaccination sites.

As of Wednesday, 2,086,105 people have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Ohio and 1,196817 people have finished the vaccine.