COVID-19 Update: 1,448 New Cases Reported Today
March 11, 2021
Today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 1,448 new cases of COVID-19 and 112 hospitalizations. The state did not release a number of reported deaths for the last 24 hours.
The state reported 155 cases per 100,000 Ohioans over the last two weeks.
Last week, Gov. DeWine said all state health orders will be lifted when the number of cases in Ohio drops to 50 per 100,000 for two weeks. In order to reach the threshold, the state would need approximately 5,845 COVID-19 cases over a two-week period.
In February, the department announced that roughly 4,100 COVID-19 deaths may have been underreported through the state's system from October to December. After underreporting those deaths related to COVID-19, the department announced it will move to a different system that is more accurate, but data release could be slower. ODH expects death numbers to fluctuate. The death totals are now tabulated from death certificates that have been reviewed and are certified.
According to a disclaimer on the ODH website, "Other states do not send these death certificates to ODH's Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular schedule and therefore fluctuations will be reflected in reported mortality data."
ODH also reported 984,934 confirmed cases, 17,662 deaths and 51,323 hospitalizations. Today, the department reported 933,756 presumed recoveries and indicated approximately 2,157,525 people had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.