Ohio will repeat the curfew next week as hospital admissions continue to decline

Sometime in March, Pfizer will double the number of vaccines it ships to the United States compared to the vaccines it ships now.

Ohio currently receives about 73,000 Pfizer vaccines per week. DeWine hopes the state will see a 40% increase in line with the national increase.

He added that the state has also recently started receiving more Moderna vaccines. Two weeks ago, Ohio received about 73,000 vaccines. This week the state received 105,600 Moderna vaccines.

DeWine will reassess a nationwide curfew next Thursday as coronavirus hospital admissions continue to decline in Ohio.

The curfew is currently in effect from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. If hospital admissions stay below 3,000 patients for seven consecutive days, the curfew will be adjusted from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The curfew will be lifted completely if hospital stays are below 2,500 for seven consecutive days.

Fewer than 2,500 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Ohio for three consecutive days as of Thursday, according to ODH. Hospital admissions were below 3,000 patients for 10 consecutive days.

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A public-private partnership team with experts from Ohio’s banking and insurance companies will help solve problems with the state’s unemployment system.

Pat Tiberi, President and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable, helped build the partnership.

“These experts will provide recommendations and solutions to improve the unemployment call center, application process and fraud detection in the state unemployment system,” said DeWine. “You will study short-term and long-term improvements.”

The team’s goal is to act quickly while looking for the best long-term processes for the future.

Ohio disbursed nearly $ 100 million this week to 110,000 residents who are traditionally unemployed, the governor said.

“This represents some extended weeks of benefits plus an additional $ 300 per week that was included in the new federal aid,” DeWine said.

Starting this weekend, more than 155,000 Ohioans will also see benefits from the federal aid plan, including people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

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Ohio reported more than 4,210 cases of coronavirus a day on Thursday, breaking a four-day string of cases below 4,000.

However, the state’s 21-day average of daily cases continued to decline, dropping to below 5,000, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio has reported fewer than 5,000 cases per day since Jan. 28, and a total of 910,847 cases during the pandemic.

Hospital admissions also fell Thursday, with 2,252 COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals, compared to 2,380 reported Wednesday. Ohio recorded 237 hospitalizations on Thursday, bringing the total to 47,110. Intensive care admissions increased by 34 to a total of 6,800.

As of Thursday, Ohio has recorded 11,509 deaths attributable to COVID-19, of which 79 were reported in the past 24 hours.

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