Fewer than 200 COVID cases reported for 2nd straight day in Ohio

FILE PHOTO / Students were tested for COVID-19 on the first day back for the spring 2021 semester. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
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FILE PHOTO / Students were tested for COVID-19 on the first day back for the spring 2021 semester. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Ohio reported fewer than 200 cases of coronavirus for the second consecutive day Monday, hitting a new daily case low in at least three weeks.

The state recorded 123 cases in the last day and 166 cases on Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Daily cases also dipped below 200 last Monday, with 178 cases reported.

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Throughout June Ohio’s COVID cases have continued to plummet, along with hospitalizations.

On June 1, the state averaged 801 cases a day and 81 hospitalizations a day in the last three weeks. Monday the 21-day case average was 338 and 51 for hospitalizations, according to ODH.

In the last day, Ohio has reported 39 hospitalizations, bringing its total to 60,216. The state also reported four ICU admissions.

More than 5.5 million people in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine as of Monday and 5,058,000 have finished it.

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Just over 47% of Ohioans have started the vaccine.

Today is the final Vax-a-Million drawing, with the winners to be announced Wednesday. Over the last month, four people have won $1 million and four have been awarded full college scholarships as part of the state’s campaign to increase awareness and encourage Ohioans to get vaccinated against COVID.

Gov. Mike DeWine said last week that the state is working on additional vaccine incentives, which will be announced once the Vax-a-Million campaign finishes.

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