COVID-19 cases in Ohio
Ohio reported 7,586 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, bringing the state's total number of cases to 3,408,238, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated March 16.
Ohio has an average of 117.9 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, the Ohio Department of Health reported. The three-week average of reported cases is 8,414.
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 3,337,773 individuals are presumed recovered – defined as cases with a symptom onset over 21 days prior who are not deceased.
COVID-19 in Franklin County
Franklin County accounts for 367,496 of the cases, 6,089 hospitalizations and 2,833 deaths.
Franklin County has been identified as having a “low” 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.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio
The ODH on March 16 reported 138,530 cumulative COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 385 from a week prior. A total of 15,077 individuals have been admitted to the ICU due to the coronavirus, an increase of 38 from a week prior.
The three-week average of reported hospitalizations is 402. The three-week average of reported ICU admission is 33. There are currently 687 people hospitalized who have COVID-19 as of March 16 – 118 are in the ICU, 50 are on ventilators.
The median age of those hospitalized is 66.
COVID-19 deaths in Ohio
Ohio residents account for a total of 41,869 COVID-19 deaths, the ODH reported March 16, an increase of 67 deaths from a week prior. The three-week average of reported deaths is 61.
The median age of those who have died is 77.
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 vaccinations in Ohio
A total of 7,575,856 Ohioans (64.81% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,023,701 Ohioans (60.09%) completed the original vaccination process as of March 16. A total of 3,984,254 have received a first booster, and 1,788,857 have received a second booster. A total of 1,815,402 (15.53%) have received the updated bivalent booster.
Of Ohioans 18 and older, 74.25% (6,765,119) have started the vaccination process, and 69.22% (6,307,057) have completed it. A total of 3,756,567 have received a first booster, and 1,742,025 have received a second booster. A total of 1,711,835 (18.79%) have received the updated bivalent booster.
Of Ohioans 12 and older, 72.17% (7,217,385) have started the vaccination process, and 67.24% (6,724,956) have completed it. A total of 3,910,239 have received a first booster, and 1,776,893 have received a second booster. A total of 1,767,827 (17.68%) have received the updated bivalent booster.
Of Ohioans 5 and older, 68.29% (7,510,350) have started the vaccination process, and 63.50% (6,984,442) have completed it. A total of 3,982,865 have received a first booster, and 1,788,820 have received a second booster. A total of 1,808,475 (16.44%) have received the updated bivalent booster.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call 833-4ASKODH (833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.