Coronavirus: State positivity rate drops below 4% Friday

MIAMI VALLEY — An additional 1,788 new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Ohio Department of Health Friday as the state’s positivity rate fell to 3.9 percent.

Ohio’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff announced that the state will add county-level positivity data to its online dashboards beginning Monday.

The number of new cases reported Friday continues to be below the running 21-day average for new cases. The ODH also reported 114 new hospitalizations Friday, which was slightly above the three-week average.

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According to Friday’s data, 1,061,907 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases have been reported to the Ohio Department of Health since March 2020.

ODH data released Friday indicates 55,560 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

According to data last released Friday, ODH reported 19,118 deaths in the state since the pandemic began in March 2020. Death data was changed beginning Mar. 2 to show those who are Ohio residents who have died from COVID-19 and numbers will only be released twice a week.

As of Friday, an additional 31,613 people have started their vaccinations in the last 24 hours. 4,517,359 people or 38.65 percent of the state’s population, has received at least one vaccine dose, according to state data.

Friday’s data shows 1,004,949 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus.

There have been 12,178,603 COVID-19 tests in Ohio. A total of 60,554 health care workers have tested positive which is about 6 percent of the cases.

Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.

LOCAL DEATHS:

· Darke - 121

· Clark - 294

· Greene - 239

· Miami - 214

· Mercer - 85

· Montgomery - 1,002

· Preble - 98

· Champaign - 57

· Butler - 573

· Auglaize - 83

· Warren - 294

· Shelby - 93

· Clinton - 60

· Logan - 76

LOCAL CASES REPORTED BY OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

· Darke - 5,29 cases, 5,031 presumed recovered (Total Population: 51,323)

· Clark - 13,738 cases, 12,900 presumed recovered (Total Population: 134,585)

· Greene - 14,807 cases, 14,024 presumed recovered (Total Population: 167,995)

· Miami - 10,585 cases, 10,144 presumed recovered (Total Population: 106,222)

· Mercer - 4,746 cases, 4,525 presumed recovered (Total Population: 40,959)

· Montgomery - 50,497 cases, 47,985 presumed recovered (Total Population: 532,331)

· Preble - 3,730 cases, 3,541 presumed recovered (Total Population: 40,997)

· Champaign - 3,234 cases, 3,074 presumed recovered (Total Population: 38,754)

· Butler - 37,939 cases, 36,666 presumed recovered (Total Population: 383,134)

· Auglaize - 4,793 cases, 4,547 presumed recovered (Total Population: 45,804)

· Warren - 24,018 cases, 23,155 presumed recovered (Total Population: 234,602)

· Shelby - 4,611 cases, 4,417 presumed recovered (Total Population: 48,627)

· Clinton - 3,647 cases, 3,473 presumed recovered (Total Population: 41,968)

· Logan - 3,760 cases, 3,607 resumed recovered (Total Population: 45,358)

Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date > 21 days prior who are not deceased.