Ohio COVID cases drop below 4,000 for first time this year



Ohio recorded fewer than 4,000 weekly COVID-19 cases for the first time this year.

The 3,372 cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday also brought the state’s three-week average to 4,584 cases. It’s the first time the three-week average is fewer than 5,000 for the first time in 2023.

Thursday marked at least the fifth consecutive week the state has set a new record low for weekly cases this year.

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

  • Total: 3,435,359
  • Last week: 3,372
  • Three-week average: 4,584

COVID hospitalizations:

  • Total: 140,069
  • Last week: 241
  • Three-week average: 294

COVID ICU admissions:

  • Total: 15,187
  • Last week: 19
  • Three-week average: 24

COVID Deaths

  • Total: 42,126
  • Last week: 53
  • Three-week average: 51

Approximately 64.86% of Ohioans started the primary COVID vaccine and 60.17% had finished it as of Thursday. ODH reported 15.81% of residents have received the updated vaccine dose.

Those interested in getting vaccinated can visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find a provider or schedule an appointment.

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

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