COLUMBUS, Ohio - Another 89 deaths of Ohio residents with COVID-19 were reported Friday, bringing the total to 19,122, since the last fatality report earlier in the week.
The Ohio Department of Health also reported 1,788 more cases since Thursday, bringing the total to 1.06 million since the beginning of the pandemic, with just over 1 million of those presumed to be people who are recovered. Friday’s total was below the 21-day rolling average of 1,914 cases.
The state reports cases daily, following the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition of a case, which includes those diagnosed through genetic PCR or antigen tests, or people diagnosed in a clinical setting -- experiencing symptoms who are linked to a confirmed COVID-19 case, among other criteria.
The state stopped reporting deaths daily. Now it relies on twice weekly federal government reports. The previous time the federal government provided a death tally was Tuesday, when 19,033 Ohioans had lost their lives.
Another 82,696 people completed the vaccine between Thursday and Friday mornings. This brings the total number of people who have received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson to 3.38 million Ohioans, representing 28.98% of the state’s total population.
Another 31,613 coronavirus vaccines were started since Thursday morning, and 38.65% of the state now has some immunity.
The Ohio Hospital Association said 1,250 people were hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, a net increase of nine since Thursday, when considering admissions and discharges.