Ohio reports fewer than 1,000 daily COVID cases for fifth straight day

Middletown City Schools employees were some of the first teachers in Ohio to receive their Covid-19 vaccines Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Middletown High School. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

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Middletown City Schools employees were some of the first teachers in Ohio to receive their Covid-19 vaccines Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Middletown High School. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

For the fifth day in a row, Ohio recorded less than 1,000 daily cases of coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the state reported 918 daily cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. In the last 21 days, Ohio is reporting an average of 1,169 cases a day.

Daily hospitalizations were just above the state’s 21-day average, with 104 hospitalizations reported in the last day compared to its average of 101.

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As of Wednesday, Ohio had 834 COVID patients hospitalized throughout the state. It marked the sixth consecutive day with fewer than 900 patients in the state’s hospitals.

Ohio added six ICU admissions to its total Wednesday.

More than 5,048,000 people in the state have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 4,432,561 have finished the vaccine.

Yesterday was the first day vaccinated Ohioans were able to sign up for a chance to win $1 million or a full-ride to an Ohio university or college of their choosing.

Hundreds of thousands of people entered the Vax-a-Million lottery Tuesday, according to ODH. The official number of entrants will be announced on Monday after the draw period ends and the state finishes its verification process.

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The first drawing will take place on Monday with the winners to be announced on Wednesday. There will be five drawings for each prize each week for the next five weeks.

To sign up, visit ohiovaxamillion.com or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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