Nearly 2.8 million Ohioans have received a booster vaccine dose, including 36,852 reported in the last day, according to ODH data.
Of COVID-19 patients hospitalized last week at Kettering Health or Premier Health facilities, 84% were unvaccinated, according to the latest data available from the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association.
The strain of COVID patients has hospitals across the region delaying or canceling elective surgeries.
Kettering Health on Wednesday announced that it has postponed elective procedures that require an overnight stay, and Premier Health and hospital systems in Cincinnati and Columbus also are rescheduling some procedures.
“Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our region and around the state have increased significantly, putting strain on multiple health systems,” a Kettering Health statement read. “In order to maintain safety and high-quality care, effective Jan. 5, Kettering Health is postponing non-emergent, elective surgeries and procedures that require an overnight stay.”
Outpatient procedures so far will continue as scheduled.