COVID-19 cases fall in Ohio
Ohio reported 10,698 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 3.9% from the previous week . Then, 11,131 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported.
Ohio ranked 25th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 15.4% from the week before, with 344,463 cases reported. With 3.51% of the country's population, Ohio had 3.11% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 16 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Across Ohio, cases fell in 44 counties, with the best declines in Franklin, Hamilton and Erie counties.
Belmont County reported 94 cases and one deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 86 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic the county has reported 5,810 cases and 163 deaths.
Ohio ranked 32nd among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 40.8% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 44.3%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Ohio reported administering another 527,472 vaccine doses, including 156,395 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 663,067 vaccine doses, including 203,790 first doses. In all, Ohio reported it has administered 8,530,342 total doses.
Within Ohio, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Defiance, Lucas and Cuyahoga counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Cuyahoga County, with 1,767 cases; Franklin County, with 1,236 cases; and Lucas County, with 703. Weekly case counts rose in 40 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Summit, Stark and Allen counties.
In Ohio, 96 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 10 people were reported dead.
A total of 1,075,004 people in Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 19,284 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 32,421,641 people have tested positive and 577,045 people have died.
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