More than 1,000 COVID patients hospitalized for 6th day in a row in Ohio

A man is silhouetted against the wall of a white tent as he gets a COVID-19 test at the Clark County Combined Health District's free COVID testing clinic at Hayward Middle School. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
A man is silhouetted against the wall of a white tent as he gets a COVID-19 test at the Clark County Combined Health District's free COVID testing clinic at Hayward Middle School. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

More than 1,100 coronavirus patients were in Ohio hospitals as of Tuesday as hospitalizations continue to increase in the state.

There were 1,136 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the highest number reported in Ohio in weeks, according to Ohio Department of Health data.

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Tuesday was the state’s sixth straight day with more than 1,000 patients in hospitals. Two weeks ago, Ohio recorded 917 hospitalized COVID patients.

Coronavirus patients account for 4.16% of the state’s hospital beds as of Tuesday, with 29.54% of beds available.

Ohio recorded 116 hospitalizations in the last day, bringing the state’s total to 53,561 since the pandemic began. ICU admissions increased by 10 for a total of 7,472.

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The state reported 1,871 daily cases Tuesday, slightly above Ohio’s 21-day average of 1,742 cases a day.

Just under 3,000 cases were reported between Sunday and Monday. The COVID dashboards were not updated on Sunday due to the Easter holiday.

Since the pandemic began, Ohio has recorded 1,028,800 total cases.

The state also reported 98 deaths Tuesday for a total of 18,741 since the start of the pandemic. ODH now updates death data twice a week.

Nearly a third of Ohioans have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

About 3.75 million people in the state have received their first shot, with 2,223,514 people finishing the vaccination.

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On Monday, ODH Director Stephanie McCloud signed a public health order focusing on mask wearing, social distancing and public gatherings. The order consolidated multiple previous health order.

McCloud said more information should be available today on proms, graduations and festivals.

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