Coronavirus Update: Nearly 100K Ohioans Vaccinated, Curfew Extended & More
Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here.
COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 557 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, December 29. And as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 59,676 total cases and 525 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington.
In Franklin County at large, 940 cases were reported on Tuesday. Countywide, 87,877 total cases and 725 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health.
In Ohio, 7,526 cases and 151 deaths were reported on Tuesday. Statewide, 690,748 total cases and 8,855 deaths have been confirmed or are probable, as reported by the Ohio Department of Health. 546,305 Ohioans are presumed recovered.
According to the new Ohio Vaccination Dashboard, 94,078 Ohioans (0.8% of the total population) have been administered at lease one dose of the vaccine, including 10,316 Franklin County residents (0.78% of the county population).
Statewide Curfew Re-Extended: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced yesterday that the 10pm curfew will remain in effect through January 23, explaining that officials are remaining cautious about what effect holiday gatherings will have on hospitalization rates and ICU admissions over the next several days.
The curfew does not apply to those commuting to work, those who are having a medical emergency, or for those shopping for grocery or pharmacy essentials.
Stay at Home Advisory Re-Extended: To coincide with the statewide order, the Public Health Departments of Columbus and Franklin County issued a joint statement this morning to re-extend the Stay at Home advisory until January 23. The statement recommended celebrating New Years Eve at home with no outside guests.
Travel Advisory Update: On Tuesday, the self-quarantine travel advisory was updated to now include Ohioans returning from travel to the following states (in order by highest levels of severity): Idaho, Alabama, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky and Missouri. Non-Ohioans visiting Ohio and returning to their home states are also advised to quarantine.
For more information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.