MAP: COVID-19 hospitalization rates in southwest Ohio

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The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati receives its Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The vaccine is the first of the two doses. PROVIDED

The federal government on Monday released an updated set of hospital-level data showing the effect COVID-19 cases are having on area hospitals.

This newspaper has created a tool that allows readers to see how area hospitals are faring with the load of coronavirus cases in the region. It focuses on hospital capacity, which is the ratio of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Health officials have told us that it’s concerning when that rate rises above 10%.