CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported Sunday that the number of confirmed or probable infections of the novel coronavirus had risen to 953,767, up 1,461 since Saturday.
The state continues to work to correct a major data error that omitted more than 4,000 deaths from the state total. Sixty-seven deaths were reported Sunday, bringing the total to 16,816.
The state reported 2,611 new cases and 56 deaths on Saturday.
In the past 24 hours, COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide rose by 55, which is a little more than one-third of the 21-day rolling average of 150 daily hospitalizations. Five COVID-19 patients were transferred to the ICU in the past 24 hours, less than one-third of the current 21-day rolling average of 16.
Sunday’s case count is about half of the 21-day rolling average, which currently sits at 2,761.
Ohio reported another 16,158 COVID-19 vaccines started, meaning at least one dose has been given, as of Sunday afternoon. A total of 1,438,595 vaccines have been started in the state, representing 12.31% of Ohio’s population. A total of 658,306 vaccinations have been completed (5.63% of Ohio’s population).
Coronavirus statistics on weekends often lag due to reporting delays.
There are more than 111 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and nearly 2.5 million deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. In the U.S., there are greater than 28 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and very nearly 500,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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