COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Health on Aug. 4 reported 122,274 cumulative COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 679 from a week prior. A total of 13,937 individuals have been admitted to the ICU due to the coronavirus, an increase of 36 from a week prior.
The three-week average of reported hospitalizations is 691. The three-week average of reported ICU admission is 38.
There are currently 1,281 people hospitalized who have COVID-19 as of Aug. 4 – 167 are in the ICU, 65 are on ventilators.
The median age of those hospitalized is 65.
COVID-19 deaths in Ohio
Ohio residents account for a total of 39,133 COVID-19 deaths, the ODH reported Aug. 4. The median age of those who have died is 76.
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 27,785 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, bringing the state's total number of cases to 2,976,027, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Aug. 4.
Ohio has an average of 441.6 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, the ODH reported. The three-week average of reported cases is 28,090.
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 2,852,771 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 303,462 of the cases, 13,545 hospitalizations and 3,871 deaths.
Cuyahoga County has been identified as having a “high” 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 1, masks are required in all Cuyahoga County government buildings regardless of vaccination status according to an executive order signed by county executive Armond Budish.
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ohio
A total of 7,419,934 Ohioans (63.48% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,879,947 Ohioans (58.86%) completed the vaccination process as of Aug. 4. A total of 3,731,042 have received a first booster, and 784,567 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 18 and older, 73.24% (6,673,108) have started the vaccination process, and 68.33% (6,225,322) have completed it. A total of 3,577,682 have received a first booster, and 783,415 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 12 and older, 71.17% (7,117,672) have started the vaccination process, and 66.35% (6,635,376) have completed it. A total of 3,703,869 have received a first booster, and 784,321 have received a second booster.
Of Ohioans 5 and older, 67.22% (7,392,804) have started the vaccination process, and 62.52% (6,876,562) have completed it. A total of 3,731,030 have received a first booster, and 784,562 have received a second booster.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call 833-4ASKODH (833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.