Ohio reports more than 5,000 daily COVID cases for 2nd time this week

For the second time in three days Ohio reported more than 5,000 daily COVID-19 cases.

In the last day the state recorded 5,379 cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. On Wednesday, Ohio added 5,527 cases in a day. It was the first time more than 5,000 cases were reported in a day in Ohio in nearly a month.

The number of daily cases reported over the last four days are the four highest totals reported in three weeks. The slight increase in cases comes after weeks of a decline following a surge of cases due to the delta variant.

Ohio’s 21-day average is 3,825 cases a day, according to ODH. In the last week, Ohio is averaging 4,446 cases a day.

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Ohio reported 361 COVID-19 deaths Friday, bringing its total to 25,643, according to ODH. It’s the second-highest number of deaths reported in three weeks. On Oct. 29, 363 deaths were reported.

Ohio updates COVID death data twice a week. Because other states don’t regularly report death certificate data to Ohio’s Bureau of Vital Statistics the data can fluctuate.

The day a death is reported does not reflect the day the death occurred.

As of Friday, 40,368 children ages 5 to 11 have started the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio. More than 4% of children in that age group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In the Miami Valley, ODH is reporting the following pediatric vaccinations in each county:

  • Butler County: 1,549 (4.45%)
  • Champaign County: 29 (0.88%)
  • Clark County: 331 (2.85%)
  • Darke County: 21 (0.45%)
  • Greene County: 610 (4.49%)
  • Miami County: 135 (1.41%)
  • Montgomery County: 1,157 (2.57%)
  • Preble County: 38 (1.1%)
  • Warren County: 1,517 (6.83%)
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Statewide, 6.56 million people have started the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 56.2% of Ohioans. About 67.38% of adults have received at least on dose of the vaccine and 59.73% of people 5 and older. More than 6.08 million residents, or 52.08%, have finished the vaccine, including 62.93% of adults and 55.35% of people 5 and older.

ODH reported 2,465 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Friday in Ohio, including 681 patients in ICUs and 462 on ventilators.

Coronavirus patients account for 9.4% of hospital beds, 14.67% of ICU beds and 9.71% of ventilators in the sate. Ohio has 5,196 (19.8%) hospital beds, 963 (20.74%) ICU beds and 3,007 (63.2%) ventilators available.

In the last day, Ohio recorded 140 hospitalizations and 12 ICU admissions. The state’s 21-day average is 171 hospitalizations and 18 ICU admissions a day.

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