Ohio reports second-highest number of daily COVID hospitalizations in 3 weeks

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Ohio reported 385 COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday, the second highest amount recorded in three weeks.

The state’s 21-day high was 424 hospitalizations reported on Sept. 28. Wednesday is the second day in row Ohio recorded more than 300 hospitalizations, and the third time the state has surpassed it in the last week.

On Sunday, Ohio had reported the third-fewest number of daily hospitalizations in three weeks: 78. Fewer cases and hospitalizations typically have been reported on weekends.

The state’s 21-day average is 252 hospitalizations a day, according to the Ohio Department of Health. It’s a slight decrease from the average of 264 hospitalizations a day reported a week earlier.

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Ohio recorded 33 ICU admissions in the last day, the second-highest amount reported in three weeks. On Sept. 30, the state reported 38 daily ICU admissions.

Wednesday also was the second straight day Ohio reported more than 30 daily ICU admissions.

Ohio’s 21-day average is 21 ICU admissions a day, a slight decrease from the average of 23 ICU admissions a day reported one week earlier.

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ODH reported 3,340 COVID-19 patients in the state’s hospitals Wednesday, including 927 in ICUs and 618 on ventilators.

Coronavirus patients account for 12.7% of hospital beds, 19.75% of ICU beds and 13.03% of ventilators used in the state.

Ohio has 5,084 (19.3%) hospital beds, 892 (19.01%) ICU beds and 2,855 (60.18%) ventilators available.

The state recorded 5,648 new cases in the last day, according to ODH. Ohio is averaging 5,456 cases a day in the last three weeks and 4,940 cases a day in the last week.

More than 54% of Ohioans have started the COVID-19 vaccine, including 65.9% of adults and 63.82% of those 12 and older.

Nearly 51% of residents have completed the vaccine, including 61.59% of adults and 59.49% of Ohioans 12 and older.