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February 17, 2024

Ohio COVID-19 cases drop for the first time since mid-January: weekly coronavirus update for Thursday, March 9 – cleveland.com

Ohio COVID-19 cases drop for the first time since mid-January: weekly coronavirus update for Thursday, March 9  cleveland.comView Full Coverage on Google News

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio dipped this week to to 8,332, from 9,325 last week.

This marked the first drop in weekly case reports since mid-January. Cases had increased steadily from 7,961 in the Jan. 19 report to last week’s total of 9,325.

The number of COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals fell slightly, going from 742 last week to 736 on Thursday. That number is still below a recent high of 1,423 on Dec. 29.

This week’s case total averages out to about 1,190 cases per day over seven days.

Total reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic were 41,802.

The total COVID-19 case count since early 2020 has now reached 3,400,652.

A total of 7,574,362 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 26,684 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated, and 1,497 among people reported to be fully vaccinated. And there have been 87,680 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated, and 6,605 fully vaccinated people hospitalized.

The state does not report for COVID-19 cases whether people were vaccinated.

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.

March 2 recap

* Total reported cases: 3,392,320, up 9,325.

* Total reported deaths: 41,749, up 63.

* Total reported hospitalizations: 137,720, up 395.

* Total reported ICU admissions: 15,013, up 36.

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Julie Washington covers healthcare for cleveland.com. Read previous stories at this link. Also:

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