COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a 2 p.m. press conference Monday to address the state's fight against the coronavirus.
Below are some of the topics that Gov. DeWine addressed during the Monday afternoon conference.
The latest COVID-19 numbers in Ohio
Ohio has recently seen a steady decline in coronavirus cases, with hospitalizations and ICU admissions also trending in the right direction. On Sunday, Ohio reported under 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period.
Gov. DeWine, once again, provided the latest figures, including just 995 new confirmed cases on Monday.
Vaccinations and vaccine availability
On Sunday, Ohio reached just over 3.8 million residents vaccinated against the coronavirus-- roughly one-third of all Ohioans.
Although the state has now made the vaccine eligible to all residents 16 years and older, Gov. DeWine discussed the walk-ins now available at the Wolstein Center.
According to DeWine, 2,000 people were vaccinated as the mass-vaccination site in Cleveland as walk-ins. Roughly 44 percent of those vaccinated at the Wolstein Center thus far were minorities, according to DeWine.
The clinic is open 7 days a week, and walk-ins are accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Discounted tickets to Indians' games for vaccinated Ohioans
As more and more Ohioans receive their COVID-19 vaccine, DeWine has slowly let outdoor venues, like Progressive Field, host more fans at games and events.
In an effort to continue encouraging Ohioans get vaccinated, DeWine announced that Progressive Field and the Cleveland Indians will now offer a discount to any vaccinated person looking to come to a game this season.
LONG-TERM CARE/NURSING FACILITY TESTING ORDER
The Ohio Department of Health has approved a new order that will exempt fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes from routine testing for the coronavirus. DeWine said Monday that staff members who are not fully vaccinated will be required to be tested twice a week.