Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline, with Ohio’s two-week cases per 100,000 people dropping from 560.5 cases per 100,000 people on October 7 to 507.4 cases per 100,000 people on October 14, according to the state health department (Source: “Ohio Continues to See Decrease in COVID-19 Transmission Rate,” Dayton Daily News, October 14, 2021).
The transmission rate has been declining for at least three weeks and has decreased by nearly 200. On September 23, Ohio reported 698.7 cases per 100,000 people over two weeks.
As of October 14, only five counties had more than 1,000 cases per 100,000: Guernsey, Coshocton, Muskingum, Gallia, and Jackson. On September 23, Ohio had 30 counties with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000.
More than 54.5% of Ohioans have started the COVID-19 vaccine, including 65.97% of adults and 63.88% of those 12 and older. Nearly 51% of residents have finished the vaccine, including 61.66% of adults and 59.56% of Ohioans 12 and older.