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Data Show Huge Disparities Between Vaccinated And Unvaccinated In Ohio

In this April 8, 2021, file photo, Kent State University student Jarrett Woo gets his Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination from Kent State nursing student Allie Rodriguez in Kent, Ohio.
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In this April 8, 2021, file photo, Kent State University student Jarrett Woo gets his Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination from Kent State nursing student Allie Rodriguez in Kent, Ohio.

Less than 50% of Ohioans are fully vaccinated. Data from Ohio’s Department of Health show a staggering difference between serious COVID cases in unvaccinated and vaccinated Ohioans. 

The Ohio Department of Health reports since January, of the 17,129 Ohioans hospitalized with COVID, only 205 or 1% were vaccinated. Since then, 6,812 Ohioans died from COVID – and less than 1% (34)  were vaccinated. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said this makes the case for getting COVID vaccines. 

“These numbers are stunning. We are seeing them across the country. Ninty nine percent of hospitalizations for COVID are because that person was not, in fact, vaccinated,” DeWine said.

Ohio Department of Health Medical Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said the new delta variant is spreading throughout Ohio. He added it’s not a matter of if unvaccinated Ohioans will get COVID, it is a matter of when they’ll get it. He also points out COVID is far more dangerous than any side-effects from the COVID vaccine. 

Here are the numbers at a glance 

Ohio COVID-19 Numbers Since January 1, 2021

Hospitalizations

  • 17,129 hospitalized with COVID
  • 16,924 of those were unvaccinated
  • 205 of those were vaccinated
  • Just over 1% of those with COVID were vaccinated. (0.9880319)

Deaths

  • 6846 total deaths due to COVID
  • 6812 unvaccinated deaths
  • 34 vaccinated
  • Just under 1% of deaths due to COVID were vaccinated (0.0049664)

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