1 in 4 Ohio, Kentucky adults have received a vaccine dose

Cases and positivity rates in both states continue to decline.

1 in 4 Ohio, Kentucky adults have received a vaccine dose
Vaccinations continue to pick up pace in Ohio and Kentucky, putting each state on track to be able to offer the vaccine to all adults in May. (Source: David Mattingly, WAVE 3 News)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Twenty-four percent of Ohio adults and 25.6 percent of Kentucky adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In Ohio, 2,241,145 people aged 16 and up have received at least one dose (from a total adult population of around 9,356,584.)

In Kentucky, 910,353 people aged 16 and up have received at least one dose (from a total adult population of around 3,553,869.)

Some 69.3 percent of Ohioans aged 70 and up have received a vaccine dose as of Friday.

Some 59 percent of Kentuckians aged 70 and up have received a vaccine dose as of Monday, the most recent day for which demographic data is available.

The Biden Administration has directed states to make all adults eligible to receive a vaccine by May 1. Vaccines are expected to be generally available to all adults countrywide by the end of that month.

COVID in KY.

Kentucky recorded 963 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday and 29 new virus-related deaths.

The rolling 7-day positivity rate is down to 3.88 percent.

Currently 520 Kentuckians are hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 125 are in ICUs and 88 are on ventilators.

“The number of new cases, deaths and the positivity rate all continue to decline,” Gov. Beshear said. “While this is encouraging, we need to remain committed to the public health measures that have helped Kentucky curb the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths that would have otherwise occurred.”

Announced Thursday, Kentucky is moving those 16 and older with certain medical conditions into Phase 1C, meaning they will be eligible to receive the vaccine March 15.

COVID in Ohio

Ohio recorded 1,342 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday and 209 new virus-related deaths. The death count is high reflecting an ongoing audit of Ohio deaths going back months.

The rolling 7-day positivity rate is down to 3 percent.

Currently 947 Ohioans are hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 234 are in ICUs and 143 are on ventilators.

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