Ohio reports 1,558 new coronavirus cases; 894 hospitalized

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio Department of Health Saturday released new coronavirus numbers.

It reports 1,558 cases in the last 24 hours.

Zero deaths were reported, but ODH has previously said it would not be adding deaths into the totals until death certificates were finalized.

894 people in the state are currently hospitalized for COVID-19.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine visited vaccination sites across the state Saturday.

Coronavirus testing in Ohio shows the most recent daily percent positive is 3.1%.

That’s the percentage of positive tests of all people who are tested.

Data shows that percent positive has continued decreasing for several weeks.

ODH reports 19% of the state’s population of more than 11 million has started its vaccination process.

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