VACCINE DISTRIBUTION UPDATE:
Ohio has received a total of 214,525 first doses of vaccine.
Additionally, 223,025 first doses are scheduled to arrive in
Ohio during the week of February 15.
The federal retail pharmacy program will soon begin allotting
doses to Ohio's more than 160 Rite Aid pharmacies.
Vaccine distribution will also expand into all 194 Kroger
Those with specific medical conditions that put them at a very
high risk of dying from COVID-19 will be eligible for
vaccinations the week of February 15th.
Ohioans born with the medical conditions outlined below, or
those who were diagnosed in early childhood whose conditions
continued into adulthood, will qualify to be vaccinated
beginning on February 15.
Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff,
chief medical officer at Ohio Department of Health, explained
these conditions in more detail. His remarks are available on
Channel's YouTube page.
Approximately 12,000 individuals with these severe medical
conditions and developmental disabilities have already
been vaccinated, and vaccinations of those in this group will
NURSING HOME CASES:
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio's nursing homes has
dropped more than 77 percent since late November. This dramatic
drop in cases follows Ohio's aggressive efforts to vaccinate
residents and staff in Ohio's long-term care facilities.
As outlined in the chart below, there were 2,697 COVID-19
cases in long-term care facilities in Ohio during the week of
November 29, 2020. During the week of January 17, 2021 there
were 612 positive cases.
SCHOOL MODEL UPDATE:
DeWine shared the latest information on the number of school
districts that are physically in school versus those that are
fully or partially remote. As a condition to receive priority
access to the vaccine, schools were required to commit to full
or partial in-person learning by March 1, 2021. All but one
school district in Ohio have committed to this plan.
OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM:
There was no change in this week's Ohio Public Health Advisory
System map. A county-by-county breakdown outlining the presence
of COVID-19 in all of Ohio's 88 counties can be found on the Ohio
Public Healt h Advisory System's website.
CURRENT CASE DATA:
In total, there are 931,437 confirmed and probable cases of
COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 12,577 confirmed and probable
COVID-19 deaths. A total of 48,269 people have been hospitalized
throughout the pandemic, including 6,908 admissions to intensive
care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or