Patients hospitalized with COVID in Ohio up 57% over last 3 weeks

COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to rise in Ohio, with the state seeing a 57% increase in hospitalized COVID patients and 45% increase in coronavirus patients in ICUs in the last three weeks, according to the Ohio Hospital Association.

One in five patients in the state’s hospitals and one in four patients in the ICUs are have COVID. The Ohio Department of Health reported there were 3,735 coronavirus patients hospitalized and 975 in the state’s ICUs as of Monday. There were 623 coronavirus patients on ventilators in Ohio.

ExploreCOVID-19 hospitalizations up after climbing since early November

Since early November COVID-19 have been increasing. The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Ohio increased 13% in the last week and 5% in the past 60 days, according to OHA. In Ohio’s ICUs, COVID increase 7% over the past week and 1% when compared to 60 days ago.

ODH reported 298 daily COVID hospitalizations and 29 daily ICU admissions on Monday. The state’s 21-day average is 229 hospitalizations and 21 ICU admissions a day.

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Ohio recorded 5,731 cases in the last day, bringing its total to 1,683,472. It’s averaging 5,150 cases in the past three weeks and 5,176 cases in the last week.

Nearly 6.75 million Ohioans, or 57.74%, have started the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 68% of adults and 61.37% of Ohioans ages 5 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to ODH.

More than 6.16 million residents have finished the vaccine, accounting for 52.73% of Ohio’s population. More than 63.5% of adults and 56.05% of residents 5 and older have completed the vaccine.

ExploreFirst Vax-2-School winners to be announced today

This afternoon, ODH will begin announcing the 150 winners of $10,000 scholarships. Vax-2-School is awarding $2 million in scholarship funds to Ohioans ages 5 to 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. From Monday through Friday, the state will announced 30 winners of the $10,000 scholarships. On Friday, the five winners of the $100,000 scholarships will be announced during he Ohio Lottery broadcast.

Registration for the $100,000 scholarship drawing closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. To sign up, visit https://ohiovax2school.com/.

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