Ohio has had 1,708,292 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 9,131 cases from Dec. 1 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Dec. 2.

The state's 21-day average is 5,595.

Ohio has an average of 601.1 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, the ODH reported Dec. 2.

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 is updated twice a week. 

Ohio residents account for a total of 26,587 COVID-19 deaths, the ODH reported Nov. 30; the median age of those who have died is 78.

The individuals who have tested positive range in age of less than a year to 111 years old; the median age is 39.

As of Dec. 2, the total number of tests conducted in Ohio is 18,203,940. The daily percent positivity of confirmed laboratory tests is 13.9%, with a seven-day moving average of 15.5%, according to Nov. 30 data reported by performing labs via ODH's electronic laboratory reporting system.

The ODH reports 87,244 cumulative hospitalizations, and 10,848 individuals have been admitted to the ICU due to the coronavirus. The median age of those hospitalized is 65.

There are currently 3,916 people hospitalized who have COVID-19 as of Dec. 2 – 988 are in the ICU, 623 are on ventilators. 

The ODH reports 1,570,523 individuals are presumed recovered – defined as cases with a symptom onset over 21 days prior who are not deceased.

Cuyahoga County accounts for 166,949 of the cases, 9,487 hospitalizations and 2,640 deaths.

A total of 6,782,133 Ohioans (58.02% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,199,585 Ohioans (53.04%) completed the vaccination process as of Dec. 2. A total of 1,722,322 have received additional doses.

Of Ohioans 18 and older, 68.51% (6,241,879) have started the vaccination process, and 63.82% (5,814,426) have completed it. A total of 1,720,570 have received additional doses.

Of Ohioans 12 and older, 66.40% (6,639,972) have started the vaccination process, and 61.75% (6,175,231) have completed it. A total of 1,722,240 have received additional doses.

Of Ohioans 5 and older, 61.67% (6,782,109) have started the vaccination process, and 56.37% (6,199,579) have completed it. A total of 1,722,322 have received additional doses.

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call 833-4ASKODH (833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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