COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Health on Sept. 22 reported 126,379 cumulative COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 523 from a week prior. A total of 14,220 individuals have been admitted to the ICU due to the coronavirus, an increase of 41 from a week prior.
The three-week average of reported hospitalizations is 551. The three-week average of reported ICU admission is 42.
There are currently 1,028 people hospitalized who have COVID-19 as of Sept. 15 – 128 are in the ICU, 61 are on ventilators.
The median age of those hospitalized is 65.
COVID-19 deaths in Ohio
Ohio residents account for a total of 39,767 COVID-19 deaths, the ODH reported Sept. 22, an increase of 92 deaths from a week prior. The three-week average of reported hospitalizations is 92.
The median age of those who have died is 77.
Mortality data is verified by coded death certificate information the state receives from the National Center for Health Statistics and can take some time to receive, the ODH notes on the state's coronavirus dashboard.
COVID-19 cases in Ohio
Ohio has reported 14,536 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, bringing the state's total number of cases to 3,131,645, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Sept. 22.
Ohio has an average of 257.7 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, the ODH reported. The three-week average of reported cases is 18,940.
The individuals who have tested positive range in age of less than a year to 111 years old; the median age is 39.
The ODH reports 3,034,451 individuals are presumed recovered – defined as cases with a symptom onset over 21 days prior who are not deceased.
COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County accounts for 319,482 of the cases, 14,035 hospitalizations and 3,931 deaths.
Cuyahoga County has been identified as having a “medium” community level of COVID-19 based on cases and hospitalizations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines; get tested if you have symptoms; wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19; and wear a mask on public transportation.
As of June 13, an executive order signed by county executive Armond Budish, read in part, "In the event the CDC identifies Cuyahoga County’s community levels as ‘high,’ the county may choose to implement” mask requirements in county buildings."
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ohio
A total of 7,465,585 Ohioans (63.87% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,919,674 Ohioans (59.13%) completed the vaccination process as of Sept. 22. A total of 3,790,904 have received a first booster, and 942,315 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 18 and older, 73.46% (6,692,598) have started the vaccination process, and 68.55% (6,245,756) have completed it. A total of 3,616,741 have received a first booster, and 937,757 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 12 and older, 71.40% (7,140,219) have started the vaccination process, and 66.58% (6,658,569) have completed it. A total of 3,750,215 have received a first booster, and 941,907 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 5 and older, 67.49% (7,422,558) have started the vaccination process, and 62.80% (6,906,967) have completed it. A total of 3,790,885 have received a first booster, and 942,310 have received a second booster.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call 833-4ASKODH (833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.