Ohio surpasses more than 5,000 daily COVID cases for first time since January

For the first time in more than six months, Ohio on Thursday reported more than 5,000 daily cases of coronavirus.

The state recorded 5,395 cases in the last day, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The last time Ohio’s daily case number surpassed 5,000 was in January.

On Tuesday, Ohio reported more than 4,000 cases for the first time since the winter. The state has recorded more than 4,000 daily cases for three days in a row.

In the last three weeks, Ohio is averaging 2,902 cases a day, according to ODH. Over the last seven days, the state is averaging 3,759 cases a day.

A month ago, Ohio was averaging 483 cases a day for a 21-day period.

As of Thursday, there were 2,114 COVID-19 patients in the state’s hospitals and 620 patients in ICUs, according to ODH.

Coronavirus patients account for 7.8% of Ohio’s hospital beds and 12.87% of ICU beds. The state has 22.9% of its hospital beds and 24.6% ICU beds available.

Since Jan. 1, 20,767 people in the state who were not fully vaccinated were hospitalized with COVID and 469 patients who were fully vaccinated were hospitalized, according to ODH.

In the last day, Ohio has recorded 182 hospitalizations and 15 ICU admissions. It is averaging 129 hospitalizations and 11 ICU admissions in the last three weeks.

Nearly 60.25% of Ohioans 12 and older and 62.49% 18 and older have started the vaccine as of Thursday.

Almost 6.025 million people in that state have received at least one vaccine and 10,892 started the vaccine in the last day.

More than 50.5% of residents 12 and older and 58.09% 18 and older have completed the vaccine, according to ODH.

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

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