Nov 4, 2021 - COVID
COVID on the decline in Ohio
Data: New York Times; Cartogram: Will Chase and Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Ohio's pandemic outlook is headed in the right direction, data from the state health department shows.

The latest: The rate of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths are all down from earlier peaks this September and last winter, per the Ohio Department of Health.

  • The state regularly recorded more than 6,000 new cases per day in September, but that figure has since been cut in half.
  • There are currently around 2,400 Ohioans hospitalized with the virus, down from 3,700 in late September, the Ohio Capital Journal reports.

Yes, but: Ohio ranks 34th among all states in percentage of residents vaccinated, according to the Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Tracker.

  • Just over 60% of Ohioans aged 12 and up are fully vaccinated, per the latest ODH data.
  • That amounts to fewer than 52% of the overall population.
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