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While Monday marks another step in Ohio’s battle against COVID, DeWine and health officials are reminding residents that the fight isn’t over.
The state is racing to vaccinate as many people as possible as the number of variant cases increases.
“As the number of these variants grow they really underscore how important it is for all of us to be vaccinated,” ODH Chief Medical Officer Bruce Vanderhoff said last week. “States all around us are seeing an upswing in cases and we continue to see more variant activity.”
Ohio has reported 278 variant cases as of Sunday, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, including 275 B.1.1.7 variant cases.
The B.1.1.7 variant is believed to be more contagious and have a higher risk of hospitalization or death and is listed as a CDC variant of concern.
With the state still working to build herd immunity and administer vaccines, Ohioans should continue to wear face masks, follow social distancing guidelines and wash their hands frequently.