Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and today, DeWine announced the state is receiving doses of the new vaccine this week.
He also announced a new group of people who would be eligible for vaccinations starting Thursday (as seen in the video above):
There have been 968,874 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began, which includes an addition of 1,452 cases reported today, along with a total of 17,346 deaths (including 49 additional fatalities reported today).
The total number of hospitalizations due to the virus since the pandemic began is now 50,382 people.
New hospitalization numbers are now at 103 inpatients, and 14 in the ICU in the last 24 hours. About 911,474 people are presumed to have recovered from the illness.
The number of people vaccinated in the state so far is 1,687,834 or about 14.44% of the population. That number includes people who have gotten one or two shots so far. In the last 24 hours, 32,997 people were vaccinated.
Today is the day that most school districts have begun in-person learning if there were not already doing so. However, school districts like Akron and Cleveland are starting in-person learning later this month.