Coronavirus in Ohio Thursday update: Another day of more than 19,000 new cases – WKBN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Numbers as of Thursday, Jan. 6 follow:

The 21-day case average is above 14,900.

The department reported9,738people started the vaccination process, bringing the total to7,032,160, which is 60.16% of the states population. And31,977received booster shots.

The Ohio Hospital Association reported the following numbers related to COVID-19 patients:

Ohios nursing homes said theyre facing a staffing shortage that is getting worse every day. The official number of reported COVID-19 cases could be significantly underestimated, according to health leaders. The disparity comes from an unknown number of unreported at-home rapid test results. Influential government advisers are strongly urging that teens as young as 12 get COVID-19 boosters as soon as theyre eligible, a key move as the U.S. battlesthe omicron surgeandschools strugglewith how to restart classes amid the spike.

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