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Ohio continues to move further away from lifting COVID-19 health orders

The Ohio Department of Health reported 200 cases per 100,000 Ohioans on Thursday. In order for the state to lift all health orders, that needs to drop to 50.
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A window sign requiring face masks to be worn at a business in Grove City, Ohio on Aug. 1, 2020.

The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Ohio increased for the fourth straight week, moving the state further away from reaching its goal of lifting all health orders.

DeWine has said that when the number of cases drops to 50 per 100,000 people for two weeks, all health orders will be lifted.

The state reported an average of 200 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ohioans over the last two weeks spanning from March 31 to April 13. That is up from 183.7 from the previous two-week average reported on April 8.

The state's peak was at 845 cases per 100,000 on Dec. 16. The last time Ohio was below the 50-case threshold was in June 2020 with 46.1 cases per 100,000.

How we reach DeWine's goal:

In order to reach the threshold, the state would need approximately 5,845 COVID-19 cases over a two-week period, an average of 417 cases per day.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said successful vaccinations, wearing masks and social distancing will be key in reaching that goal.

ODH will update the cases per 100,000 Ohioans every Thursday.

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COVID-19 in Ohio

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For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

COVID-19 Vaccine Recources from ODH: 

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics

The State of Ohio is sponsoring 18 mass vaccination clinics. Any Ohioan who is eligible to receive the vaccine can schedule an appointment at: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Additional details and opening dates can be found here.