COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
As of Feb. 10, a total of 928,631 (+3,281) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began leading to 11,856 (+63) deaths and 48,080 (+227) hospitalizations. A total of 1,106,417 Ohioans — 9.47% of the state’s population — have started the vaccination process.
DeWine signaled last week that the end of the statewide curfew could be in sight. On Jan. 27, the curfew was moved, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., for the first time since it was enacted in November. DeWine said that if COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continue their recent downward trend that the curfew could be changed or even removed this week.
Under the state’s plan, if the number of confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations is below 3,000 for seven straight days, the curfew would be moved back to midnight for two weeks. And if hospitalizations go below 2,500 for seven straight days, the curfew would end.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations has been below 3,000 every day since Jan. 26, below 2,500 for nine straight days and below 2,000 for two straight days.
Here are the counts for the past seven days:
- Feb. 4: 2,251
- Feb. 5: 2,172
- Feb. 6: 2,026
- Feb. 7: 1,969
- Feb. 8: 2,011
- Feb. 9: 1,980
- Feb. 10: 1,922
The state is in the second week of vaccinating the school workforce. It is also vaccinating residents 65 and older, and those with certain medical disorders. DeWine said the state is going to leave vaccinations open for those groups for several weeks because of the limited supply.