Nearly 22% of the state’s COVID hospitalizations are in Southwest Ohio — Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont and Clinton. — The region’s 332 COVID hospitalizations recorded Monday account for one in nine hospital patients and is a more than 30% drop from the week before and a 57% decrease from three weeks ago.
Declining COVID cases and hospitalizations led Kettering Health to update its visitor policy.
Some hospital and emergency department patients will be allowed to have three visitors at a time beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the health system announced Monday.
There are some limits to visitors for outpatient procedures and office visits, and no one younger than 12 will be allowed to visit patients. .
The Ohio Department of Health reported 42 new COVID hospitalizations and four new ICU admissions in the last day.
Southwest Ohio represents nearly one-fourth of the state’s ICU patients, and combined with west central makes up one-third of all COVID ICU patients. However, both regions on Monday showed a nearly 60% drop from three weeks ago.
Across Ohio, there are 314 COVID-positive ICU patients, which make up one in nine patients, the OHA reported.
More than 7.2 million Ohioans have at least started the COVID vaccine, representing 61.71% of the state population, including 71.74% of adults, 69.65% of those 12 and older and 65.59% of those 5 and older.
Fifty-seven percent of the state’s population, or more than 6.6 million Ohioans, have completed the vaccine series, including 66.53% of adults, 64.55% of those 12 and older and 60.6% of those 5 and older.
Nearly 3.6 million Ohioans have received a booster dose, including 2,762 in the last day, according to ODH data.