More people in Ohio now vaccinated than have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state
While frustration mounts for some, there are signs of progress.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -The Ohio Department of Health is reporting more people have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, than have tested positive for the deadly disease in the state.
As of Wednesday, 908,096 people have been given the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ohio has reported 906,727 cases of COVID-19.
Many have reported being frustrated at the process of getting the vaccine, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has said he expected that.
“I fully understand that everyone who wants to sign up this week, isn’t getting in and that weighs very heavily on me,” DeWine said in his Tuesday COVID-19 briefing. “I’ve used these figures before, we have about two million people 65 years of age and older and those are our prime candidates.”
DeWine said last week the state is getting about 146,000 doses a week from the federal government and it will take weeks to vaccinate the two million people in Phase 1B, which is 65 and older.
Copyright 2021 WOIO. All rights reserved.