COLUMBUS, Ohio – One hundred more people have died with the coronavirus, the Ohio Department of Health reported Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 9,802.
This is above the 21-day rolling average of 74 deaths a day.
Also above the 21-day average is newly reported cases, which numbered 7,981 on Monday. The average is 7,424. The total Ohio case count for the pandemic is 792,928.4,
The state follows the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition of a “case,” which includes those diagnosed through genetic PCR or antigen tests, or people diagnosed in a clinical setting — experiencing symptoms who are linked to a confirmed COVID-19 case, among other criteria.
The state reported 17,421 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were reported to have been distributed between 6 a.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday. A total of 321,506 doses have been distributed in Ohio. This represents 2.75% of the state’s population.
The record day for reported vaccines was Friday, with 29,028 administered.
Other data from Tuesday’s Department of Health report:
-39,493 PCR and molecular coronavirus tests have been reported to have been administered between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the coronavirus testing total to over 8.2 million.
-The percent of molecular and PCR tests that came back positive was 13.2% on Sunday, the most recent day for a positivity rate. The seven-day average from Sunday is 13%.
-4,010 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ohio on Tuesday, 46 fewer than Tuesday.