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Ohio school coronavirus cases decrease after record high a week ago

Ben Orner, WCMH |

The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,793 new COVID-19 cases in the week ending this past Sunday, bringing the state’s total this school year to 48,009. Thursday’s increase is nearly half the record 6,535 new cases ODH reported last week.

Cumulative COVID-19 cases reported by Ohio schools:

  • Sept. 17: 319
  • Sept. 24: 739 (+420)
  • Oct. 1: 1,274 (+535)
  • Oct. 8: 1,870 (+596)
  • Oct. 15: 2,739 (+869)
  • Oct. 22: 3,826 (+1,087)
  • Oct. 29: 5,058 (+1,232)
  • Nov. 5: 7,068 (+2,010)
  • Nov. 12: 9,876 (+2,808)
  • Nov. 19: 14,593 (+4,717)
  • Nov. 26: 19,302 (+4,709)
  • Dec. 3: 23,052 (+3,750)
  • Dec. 10: 28,218 (+5,166)
  • Dec. 17: 33,499 (+5,281)
  • Dec. 24: 36,547 (+3,048)
  • Dec. 31: Data largely discrepant, likely due to lack of reporting over holidays
  • Jan. 7: 37,681 (+1,134 over two weeks)
  • Jan. 14: 44,216 (+6,535)
  • Jan. 21: 48,009 (+3,793)

DeWine said at his briefing that 42.5% of Ohio students are back in school five days a week and 23.8% are fully remote. The rest, about one third, are in a hybrid learning model.


Education Delivery Model as of January 21, 2021

This map incorporates multiple information sources to build an understanding of the Education Delivery Models in use for each traditional public school district as of Jan. 21, 2021. Districts have not confirmed the accuracy of these data in all cases, and districts remain the best source of up-to-date information on their respective reopening plans.

Map updated Jan. 21, 2021 – Ohio Department of Education

Definitions for this data compilation are the following:

  • 5-Day In-Person: All students have the option of in-person instruction, even if schedules are somewhat adjusted.
  • Fully Remote: All students to receive only remote education, which may be teacher-led or student-led.
  • Hybrid: A mix of in-person and remote education, noting some grade levels may be entirely in-person or entirely remote.
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