COLUMBUS, Ohio — The backslide continues, with the Ohio Department of Health reporting 2,742 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, as the metric for removing state health orders heads in the wrong direction.
As of Thursday, statewide, Ohio reported 183.7 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted.
"This is not going in the direction we want," Gov. Mike DeWine said at his press conference today, adding, "we can still turn this around if people continue to get vaccinated."
The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.
There have been 873,606 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.
To date, there have been 103,902 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.
To date, there have been 18,741 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; no new deaths were reported today as the state changes the frequency in which mortality is reported.
As other states do not send the death certificates for Ohioans who die out of state to ODH's Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular schedule, the mortality data provided by Ohio will continue to fluctuate and those deaths will be assigned to their appropriate dates.
As of today, 976,611 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.
There are currently 1,193 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 282 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 68% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 4%, leaving 27% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 6% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 65% of ICU beds, and 29% of ICU beds are currently open.
Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 3,913,290 people in Ohio, which is 33.48% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 82,774 people in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 2,371,462 people, which is 20.29% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 79,230 people.
This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:
There were 38,684 tests done on April 6, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.1% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.4%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: The charts above are updated from a variety of sources, and may or may not reflect the latest COVID-19 data released by the state. These charts are regularly updated with new data and may not reflect the statistics in the text of this story at the time it was published.
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