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COVID-19 hospitalizations climb; vaccination rate trickles

BY: - September 21, 2021

An average of more than 6,400 Ohioans continue to contract COVID-19 per day, according to data from the state health department. The recent surge of cases is driven by children aged 18 and below, who comprise nearly 3 in 10 infections statewide. Nearly 3,700 Ohioans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to data from the […]

Ohio’s COVID-19 data is accurate, state auditor says

BY: - March 24, 2021

The Ohio Department of Health’s data on the COVID-19 pandemic is accurate, according to a state audit released Tuesday after a nearly nine-month probe. State Auditor Keith Faber launched a review of ODH data in July as fellow Republicans from President Donald Trump to then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder were accusing health officials, without evidence, […]

‘An explosion.’ New COVID-19 cases doubled in November from prior month

BY: - December 1, 2020

A whopping 186,000 Ohioans — about 1.5% of the state’s population — tested positive for COVID-19 in November compared to about 72,000 in the prior month, according to state data. The data is preliminary and likely an undercount given the prevalence of asymptomatic cases, the holiday week slowing down reporting from labs and local health […]

We don’t know where Ohioans are contracting COVID-19

BY: - June 12, 2020

Everyone knows the numbers. About 40,000 Ohioans have contracted COVID-19, 2,500 have died. That’s a piece of the 2 million infected Americans, more than 114,000 of whom have died in the pandemic since January. The data are nearly ubiquitous, a click away. Absent from the Ohio Department of Health’s website, however, is comprehensive information on […]

Two weeks, 2,000 new cases: COVID-19 accelerates in Ohio

BY: - April 1, 2020

State data shows the new coronavirus is picking up speed, having infected at least 2,000 Ohioans in the last two weeks alone, which officials and experts widely believe to be an undercount. As of Tuesday, 2,199 Ohioans are known to be infected with COVID-19 — 266 diagnosed within the last 24 hours. At least 585 […]