Coronavirus in Ohio Monday update: 895 new cases reported

Ohio

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

As of Monday, August 2, a total of 1,131,029 (+895) cases has been reported since the start of the pandemic, leading to 62,005 (+66) hospitalizations and 8,475 (+6) ICU admissions. A total of 5,779,235 people — or 49.4% of the state’s population — has at least started the vaccination process, an increase of 5,789 from the previous day.

ODH reported an additional two deaths Friday, bringing the total to 20,492. The state is updating the total number of deaths only after death certificates have been processed, usually twice a week.

Data compiled from state health sources show COVID-19 cases in Ohio are slowly increasing, causing health experts to raise flags about possible new outbreaks.

On Friday, the CDC recommended masks be worn indoors in public areas in several central Ohio counties despite a person’s vaccination status due to substantial spread of the delta variant of COVID-19.

As the more contagious delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps through Ohio, data shows younger people are making up a larger share of cases because their age groups are the state’s least vaccinated.

In hopes of getting more people vaccinated, the Trumbull County Combined Health District will be hosting COVID-19 Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics at the Eastwood Mall the week of August 2 in Niles.

They will be in the former Lane Bryant space near Center Court next to Pandora and across from Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

TCCHD will be there at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.

TCCHD is now offering $100 Eastwood Mall gift cards to those who receive their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson at the clinics.

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