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Ohio has had 1,380,370 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 7,095 cases from Sept. 23 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 24.

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President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the extra doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.

A number of places around the country are starting to require proof of vaccination. The best advice is to call ahead to the venue you plan on visiting and ask for their policy.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.

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COLUMBUS — Ohioans ages 12-25 who receive the coronavirus vaccine can enter a new lottery making them eligible for five $100,000 college scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday in his latest effort to boost number of people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ohio has had 1,373,275 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 7,475 cases from Sept. 22 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 23.

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

An Ohio House Republican proposed legislation Monday that would shield COVID-19 spreaders from lawsuits and ban vaccine mandates for primary education and college students.

Ohio has had 1,365,800 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 6,882 cases from Sept. 21 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 22.

Ohio has had 1,358,918 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 6,814 cases from Sept. 20 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 21.

An average of more than 6,400 Ohioans continue to contract COVID-19 per day, according to data from the state health department.

Ohio has had 1,352,104 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,899 cases from Sept. 19 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 20.

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Ohio has had 1,347,205 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,428 cases from Sept. 18 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 19.

Following a year where in-person gatherings were discouraged as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19, two Jewish organizations on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus welcomed students back to in-person events and meet-ups when the school held its move-in days from Aug. 16 to Aug. 21.

WASHINGTON — After overwhelmingly rejecting a plan to give Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, an influential federal advisory panel has approved the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

Ohio on Sept. 17 reported 206 residents have died of COVID-19 since the state's last report of deaths on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first major hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to endorse extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Ohio has had 1,327,614 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 8,349 cases from Sept. 15 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard on Sept. 16.

Ohio has had 1,319,265 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 7,325 cases from Sept. 14 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard on Sept. 15.

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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said Sept. 15 “time is running out” and along with county health leaders has taken the step of issuing a universal masking advisory for residents regardless of vaccination status for all public indoor settings.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sundown.

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he would have issued a statewide mask mandate to slow spiking cases of the coronavirus if the Legislature hadn’t tied his hands through a strict restriction on public health orders.

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Ohio has had 1,311,518 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 7,325 cases from Sept. 13 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard on Sept. 14.

In 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties, fewer than 1 in 2 residents have received at least one dose of vaccination against COVID-19, which has killed more than 661,000 Americans since the pandemic began.

Ohio has had 1,304,193 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 5,568 cases from Sept. 12, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard on Sept. 13.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets said Monday that the team has replaced an assistant coach who declined to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

“Our problem is people who don’t get vaccinated. We need [to influence] them a bit; otherwise, we’ll never get out of this,” Nitzan Horowitz tells Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked.

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Ohio has had 1,298,625 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,463 cases from Sept. 11, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard on Sept. 12.

In the United States, up to 40% of food is wasted, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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