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In Ohio, COVID-19 on the rise: ‘We think the delta variant is the dominant one’

BY: - August 3, 2021

With fewer than 1 in 2 Ohioans vaccinated, public health data shows COVID-19 is once again ascendant in Ohio as immunizations slow and a hyper-transmissible variant proliferates. More than 700 Ohioans are hospitalized as of Monday with COVID-19 — a far cry from hellacious peaks above 5,000 from last winter, but a 163% increase over […]

DeWine channels vaccines to colleges, workplaces to speed up rollout

BY: - April 2, 2021

Ohio will surge doses into college campuses and private workplaces as an effort to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. Starting next week, the goal is to provide mostly Johnson & Johnson vaccines to any Ohio college student who wants one, DeWine said. Unlike the two other available vaccines from […]

Limited testing clouds view of COVID-19 variants in Ohio

BY: - March 19, 2021

Public health officials are racing to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 faster than new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus can proliferate. Limited visibility into how many of which variant is circulating in Ohio is clouding visibility into who’s winning the race. The Ohio Department of Health sends either its first 17 coronavirus samples collected in […]