COVID hospitalizations, ICU admissions in region down 90% from 60 days ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Dayton area remained just above 50 amid a dramatic decline in the virus here and statewide.

There were 51 COVID patients hospitalized Tuesday in west central Ohio, which includes Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties, the Ohio Hospital Association reported.

An additional eight patients were receiving intensive care, which marked a more than 90% decrease in the number of COVID hospitalizations and ICU patients from 60 days ago, according to OHA data.

Statewide, there are 742 COVID patients in Ohio’s hospitals, with 147 in ICUs as of Tuesday, the OHA reported.

More than one-fourth of all COVID hospitalizations are in Southwest Ohio, which includes Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont and Clinton counties. The OHA reported 187 COVID hospitalizations, including 44 in the ICU, which showed a decrease over the last 60 days by 79% and 75%, respectively.

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The Ohio Department of Health on Tuesday reported 194 new deaths. There have been 37,212 COVID-related deaths of Ohioans since the pandemic began. Deaths are reported twice a week.

The ODH reported 799 new COVID cases, bringing the 21-day average to 1,189. There have been 2,660,728 cases in Ohio recorded since the start of the pandemic.

The ODH also reported 84 new hospital and eight ICU admissions in the past 24 hours.

More than 7.2 million Ohioans, representing nearly 62% of the state’s population, have at least started the coronavirus vaccine, including nearly 72% of adults, 69.84% of those 12 and older and 65.8% of those 5 and older.

Nearly 6.7 million Ohioans, more than 57% of the state’s population, have completed the vaccine series, including 66.76% of adults, 64.79% of those 12 and older and 60.87% of those 5 and older.

An additional 3.4 million Ohioans have received a booster vaccine dose, including 2,794 in the last day.

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