Compared to three weeks ago, the number of COVID-19 patients in west central Ohio hospitals has fallen 15%.
For southwest Ohio, there were 775 inpatients who were COVID-19 positive, also about 1 in 4 patients. This includes Butler, Warren, Clinton Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams counties.
Compared to three weeks ago, the number of COVID-19 patients in southwest Ohio hospitals has fallen 21%.
Ohio Department of Health reports 33,537 people have died from COVID-19 over the pandemic, though that is preliminary data and some information is received on a delay.
The ODH reported 466 new deaths in Tuesday’s data.
About 7.17 million Ohioans have at least started a COVID-19 vaccine, or an estimated 61% of the state population. The vaccination rate ranges widely by region, from 66% in Warren County to a little under 40% in Darke County.
Also, about 3.26 million fully vaccinated Ohioans have received an additional dose.
Ohio reported 6,498 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
As of Jan. 28, about 17.2% of daily recorded COVID-19 PCR and rapid tests were coming back positive, with a little over 38,000 total tests ran that day. The percent of tests detecting the coronavirus has been declining in recent weeks, similar the decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations.