Ohio reports fewer than 400 new COVID cases after higher numbers reported Friday

The Clark County Combined Health District held a free COVID-19 testing clinic Wednesday at Perrin Woods Elementary. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
The Clark County Combined Health District held a free COVID-19 testing clinic Wednesday at Perrin Woods Elementary. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

After Ohio reported more than 600 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the state today reported less than 400 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

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Ohio recorded 379 cases in the past day, bringing the state up to 1,104,380 total reported cases.

The 21-day average number of reported cases was 672 cases as of Saturday.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today reported that the state had reached a two-week average of 49.5 cases per 100,000 residents, beating a goal set in March of fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 residents.

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This mark was previously the point where the governor said the state would lift public health orders. However, last month he announced the orders would be gone as of 12 a.m. June 2.

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions in the past 24 hours were both below their 21-day averages.

Ohio had 25 reported hospitalizations in the past day, with a 21-day average of 75. The state reported six ICU admissions due to the virus in the past 24 hours, below the 21-day average of 9 admissions.

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As of Saturday, 5,370,209 Ohioans have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, or 45.94% of the total state population.

Of that number, 4,742,886 residents have completed their vaccinations, or 40.58% of the population.