COLUMBUS, Ohio - On Thursday, 1,501 more coronavirus cases were reported in the state, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,006,171.
The new case number was just under the 21-day case average of 1,509.
The number of deaths remains unchanged -- with 18,382 Ohioans having died with the virus -- since the state stopped counting deaths and now relies on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send twice weekly death tallies.
For cases, the state follows the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition, 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 number of people with the coronavirus hospitalized in Ohio was 936, up 19 from Wednesday.
Another 80,711 people received their first dose of vaccine or their single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total to 3,028,527 people. This represents 25.91% of Ohio’s population.