Nearly 6K daily coronavirus cases reported in Ohio

Nearly 6K daily coronavirus cases reported in Ohio
A California nurse said he tested positive for the coronavirus after he received the first round of a COVID-19 vaccine, but local doctors said this news isn’t surprising. (Source: WBRC)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Just under 6,000 daily cases were recorded, the fourth lowest number in the last 21 days. The 5,942 cases reported Monday were nearly 1,000 less than the 6,808 cases recorded Sunday.

Throughout the pandemic, Ohio has totaled 727,423 cases.

There have been 9,143 deaths reported.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he hopes to have every kid back in the classroom for in-person instruction by March.

“We have prioritized our kids and hope by March 1 to have every kid back in school in the state of Ohio,” DeWine told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday on State of the Union.

DeWine set that goal as a slow but steady rollout of the coronavirus vaccine among health care workers, first responders and people living and working in group settings continues across the state.

As of Sunday, almost 160,000 people in Ohio have received a first dose of the vaccine.

The next phase of Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout includes adults over 65 years old, people with developmental disabilities and adults working in schools.

Gov. DeWine said Sunday on State of the Union pharmacies and health care workers are doing a “wonderful job” distributing the vaccine to people in nursing homes.

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