The state has reported 19,033 deaths of Ohio residents from COVID-19, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health April 20.

The last total reported deaths update came April 16 when ODH reported 18,991 deaths. The number of reported deaths increased by 42. 

The ODH has changed how it releases COVID-19 deaths in the state after conducting a review of the process. Deaths will be verified by coded death certificate information received from the National Center for Health Statistics, which can take some time to receive, according to a note on the ODH website. Death information is not available daily and will be updated twice a week moving forward.

Ohio has had 1,056,606 total cases of COVID-19, ODH reported April 20.

The number of reported cases increased by 1,799 from April 19, staying below the state's 21-day average of 1,954.

The individuals who have tested positive range in age of less than a year to 111 years old; the median age is 42.

The total number of tests conducted in Ohio is 11,607,377. The daily percent positivity of confirmed laboratory tests is 4.4%, with a seven-day moving average of 4%, according to data from April 18.

The ODH reports 55,185 cumulative hospitalizations, and 7,670 individuals have been admitted to the ICU due to the coronavirus. The median age of those hospitalized is 67.

There are currently 1,296 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus. Of those currently hospitalized, 379 are in the ICU, and 222 are on ventilators.

The ODH reports 998,724 individuals are presumed recovered – defined as cases with a symptom onset over 21 days prior who are not deceased.

Cuyahoga County accounts for 107,687 of the cases, 6,433 hospitalizations and 2,072 deaths.

A total of 4,418,325 Ohioans (37.80% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,153,146 Ohioans (26.98%) completed the vaccination process as of April 20.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, “out of an abundance of caution,” recommended the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine be halted April 13, after six women developed rare blood clotting within six to 13 days after vaccination. Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio’s chief medical officer, said the decision should build confidence in the transparency and carefulness by which the vaccination process is being handled nationally.

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