This week’s updates on the coronavirus pandemic


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Ohio’s online vaccination scheduling portal shows who’s eligible and which pharmacies, health departments and mass vaccination clinics are closest to your home or workplace. Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule your appointment.

Who’s eligible?

•All adults and children age 5 years and older.

• The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children six months and older. FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said the vaccines are expected to protect the youngest children from severe illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to authorize the vaccines, the final step for vaccinations to start.

• The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is artificially low this week as the National Center for Health Statistics implements a new coding system.

The Ohio Department of Health said all deaths entered into the state’s database during the pause will be reported once the new coding system is operational. The pause will affect death totals reported on June 9 and 16.

• Community transmission of the virus remains high in Allen, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties, but overall disease burden in the region remains low, according to the CDC. Only 0.8% of inpatient hospital beds were in use by COVID-19 patients in the last week, per CDC data.

Allen County

Cases ` 28,179 ` +112

Deaths ` 479 ` 0

Recovered ` 27,321 ` +109

Auglaize County

Cases ` 11,804 ` +35

Deaths ` 189 ` 0

Recovered ` 11,450 ` +30

Hardin County

Cases ` 7,272 ` +36

Deaths ` 158 ` 0

Recovered ` 7,020 ` +19

Putnam County

Cases ` 8,627 ` +24

Deaths ` 157 ` 0

Recovered ` 8,372 ` +32

Van Wert County

Cases ` 6,877 ` +27

Deaths ` 148 ` 0

Recovered ` 6,675 ` +24

Ohio

Cases ` 2,815,069 ` +16,169

Deaths ` 38,657 ` 0

Recovered ` 2,724,031 ` +19,172

Recovered defined as symptom onset more than 21 days prior, not deceased. Only verified deaths included now.

Source: coronavirus.ohio.gov

Updated 2 p.m. 6/16/22

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See more local coverage about COVID-19 at LimaOhio.com/tag/coronavirus.

Get the shot

Ohio’s online vaccination scheduling portal shows who’s eligible and which pharmacies, health departments and mass vaccination clinics are closest to your home or workplace. Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule your appointment.

Who’s eligible?

•All adults and children age 5 years and older.

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