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Ohio reports 2,799 new coronavirus cases, 1,204 more deaths as state continues to correct data error: Saturday update

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported Saturday afternoon that the state has 2,799 new coronavirus cases.

This brings the total number of cases to 937,541 which includes confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.

A total of 16,340 people have died from COVID-19, up 1,204 from Friday.

The Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday announced an error in which 4,100 coronavirus-related deaths were not reported publicly. The state is working on adding those deaths to the dashboard.

“Newly reported deaths will be higher during the next few days as ODH completes this reconciliation,” the dashboard says.

The state follows the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition of a “case,” which includes those diagnosed through genetic PCR or antigen tests, or people diagnosed in a clinical setting — experiencing symptoms who are linked to a confirmed COVID-19 case, among other criteria.

Between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, another 33,669 doses of vaccine were reported to have been administered in the state.

The total number of people who have completed their vaccine is now at 408,103 which represents 3.49 percent of Ohio’s population. Most children are not eligible for the vaccine yet and some out-of-state residents have gotten shots in the state because they work here.

More than 108 million people worldwide have or have had COVID-19 and more than 2.3 people have died from the deadly virus.

More than 27 million people in the United States have or have had COVID-19 and more than 480,000 people have died from the it.

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