weekly coronavirus update for Thursday, March 16
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio dipped again this week, falling to 7,586 from 8,332 last week.
Prior to March 9, the last time Ohio’s case number was below 9,000 was Feb. 16, when the case number was 8,999.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals fell from 736 last week to 687 on Thursday. That number is still below a recent high of 1,423 on Dec. 29.
This week’s case total averages to about 1,084 cases per day over seven days.
Total reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic were 41,869.
The total COVID-19 case count since early 2020 has now reached 3,408,238.
A total of 7,575,856 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, representing about 68.2% of Ohioans age 5 and up.
Since the beginning of 2021, there have been 26,749 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated, and 1,499 among people reported to be fully vaccinated. And there have been 88,038 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated, and 6,632 fully vaccinated people hospitalized.
The state does not report for COVID-19 cases whether people were vaccinated.
March 16 recap
* Total reported cases: 3,408,238, up 7,586.
* Total reported deaths: 41,869, up 67.
* Total reported hospitalizations: 138,530, up 385.
* Total reported ICU admissions: 15,077, up 38.
March 9 recap
* Total reported cases: 3,400,652, up 8,332.
* Total reported deaths: 41,802, up 53.
* Total reported hospitalizations: 138,145, up 425.
* Total reported ICU admissions: 15,039, up 26.
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Julie Washington covers healthcare for cleveland.com. Read previous stories at this link. Also:
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