COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

As of Saturday, August 28, a total of 1,207,932 (+5,204) cases has been reported since the start of the pandemic, leading to 65,315 (+115) hospitalizations and 8,784 (+12) ICU admissions. A total of 6,047,494 Ohioans — 51.74% of the state’s population — has started the vaccination process. That’s an increase of 12,448 from the previous day.   

The Department of Health reported 70 deaths Friday, bringing the total to 20,799. The state is updating the number only after death certificates have been processed, usually twice a week. 

The 21-day case average for Ohio is now over 3,000.