Ohio’s 21-day average drops below 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations a day

Ohio’s reported an average of fewer than 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations a day over the last three weeks on Wednesday.

The state’s 21-day average is 198 hospitalizations a day, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The last time it was below 200 was in late September.

Hospitalizations have been slowly but steadily declining over recent weeks, following a decrease in daily cases that started last month. Nearly a month ago, on Oct. 4, Ohio’s 21-day average was 261 hospitalizations a day.

The state reported 190 hospitalizations and 18 ICU admissions Wednesday. In the last three weeks, Ohio is averaging 23 ICU admissions a day.

Ohio had 2,341 COVID-19 patients in its hospitals Wednesday, including 675 in ICUs and 434 on ventilators, according to ODH. Two weeks ago, the state reported 2,789 hospitalized COVID patients, with 806 in ICUs and 501 on ventilators.

Coronavirus patients accounted for 8.9% of hospital beds, 14.51% of ICU beds and 9.08% of ventilators in the state on Wednesday.

Ohio has 5,259 (20.1%), hospital beds, 931 (20.01%) ICU beds and 3,094 (64.71%) ventilators available.

The state recorded 4,503 cases in the last day. It’s the highest amount reported since Ohio added 4,574 cases on Oct. 20. Ohio has recorded more than 4,000 daily cases seven times in the last three weeks and twice in the last week.

Ohio’s 21-day case average was 3,611 cases a day as of Wednesday, according to ODH.

More than 6.41 million Ohioans have started the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 55.53% of the state’s population. Sixty-seven percent of adults and 64.91% of those 12 and older have received at least one dose.

More than 6.05 million residents, or 51.84% of Ohio’s population, have completed the vaccine, including 62.66% of adults and 60.59% of those 12 and older, according to ODH.

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accepting the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11, an estimated 28 million children are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

To find a provider or schedule an appointment, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.

About the Author