Ohio has reported fewer than 1,500 new coronavirus cases for 11 straight days. In the past 24 hours, 1,449 new cases were reported, bringing the state to a total of 1,087,182 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
The current 21-day case average is 1,371 cases per day, the Ohio Department of Health reported Wednesday.
The Ohio Hospital Association reported just under 1,000 current coronavirus hospitalizations, an 11% drop in patients in the past week. Currently, about one in 21 patients are COVID-19 positive. The ODH reported 173 hospitalizations and 14 intensive care unit admissions in the past 24 hours.
Tonight, Gov. Mike DeWine is scheduled to give a statewide address at 5:30 p.m. about Ohio’s progress in the battle against coronavirus.
He is expected to discuss where the state stands and what’s being done to reach the end of the pandemic.