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Ohio COVID-19 Case Rate Drops To Lowest Since October

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Ohio's COVID-19 case ratio has dropped for the third consecutive week, down to the lowest rate the state has seen in six months.

The two-week case rate average is now at just more than 140 cases per 100,000 people.

That's a drop from 155 cases per 100,000 people a week ago, and the third consecutive week of decline since reaching a 2021 high of 200 cases per 100,000 people.

In March, Gov. Mike DeWine announced all health restrictions would be lifted once the state hits 50 cases per 100,000 people. The latest case rate is the lowest it's been since last October.

Ohio's two-week COVID-19 case rate since March:

  • March 10 - 156 cases per 100,000 people
  • March 18 - 143 cases per 100,000 people
  • March 25 - 146 cases per 100,000 people
  • April 1 - 167 cases per 100,000 people
  • April 8 - 183 cases per 100,000 people
  • April 15 - 200 cases per 100,000 people
  • April 22 - 185 cases per 100,000 people
  • April 29 - 155 cases per 100,000 people
  • May 6 - 140 cases per 100,000 people

Along with the dropping case numbers, Ohio's test positivity rate is now at 3.8%.

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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.