COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has had 981,618 total coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, when another 1,893 were added to the grand total.
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.
Between 6 a.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, another 38,306 people were reported to have received at least a first dose of vaccine. This number includes Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which are just one dose.
Tuesday’s numbers bring the total vaccines started to 2.03 million. This represents 17.4% of Ohio’s population.
In other figures from Tuesday’s Department of Health report:
-The number of Ohioans who have died with COVID-19 remains at 17,502. The state is no longer daily updating this figure and the number is from Friday, when the federal government most recently updated it.
-99 more people were hospitalized with COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total to 929.
-As of Sunday, 4.1% of coronavirus tests came back positive. This figure just includes PCR and molecular tests and not antibody and antigen tests. Sunday is the most recent day of a positivity rate. The seven-day rolling positivity rate from Sunday was 3%.
-929,414 people are presumed recovered from the coronavirus, a figure derived by counting all cases in which the symptom onset was at least 21 days ago, and subtracting those who have died.
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