Coronavirus in Ohio Monday update: 5,568 new cases reported

Coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

As of Monday, Sept. 13, a total of 1,304,193 (+5,568) cases has been reported since the start of the pandemic, leading to 68,431 (+232) hospitalizations and 9,088 (+19) ICU admissions. A total of 6,182,195 people — or 52.89% of the state’s population — has at least started the vaccination process, an increase of 4,527 from the previous day.

The 21-day case average for Ohio is now over 5,700, as some Ohio intensive care units are running out of beds.

A mask order for indoor public spaces began Friday in Columbus. It includes businesses, retail establishments, and bars and restaurants. Franklin County public employees will have to prove vaccination or else be tested twice a week, the board of commissioners announced.

And President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that businesses with at least 100 employees would have to mandate vaccination or require employees be tested weekly.

Ohio governor Mike DeWine called the president’s move “a mistake.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More As Seen on 2 NEWS

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More stories not to miss...

BestReviews

More BestReviews

Latest News Videos

Local man billed $80,000 for lengthy COVID hospital stay

Kettering Schools reports students taking part in 'devious licks' trend

Chappelle comedy club approved in Yellow Springs

FDA, CDC debate if third COVID-19 booster shot is needed

855 Afghan evacuees coming to Ohio through federal placement program

Rutherford County student reflects on viral board meeting

More News