Ohio reports 16,061 more COVID-19 cases: weekly coronavirus update for Thursday, Dec. 8 – cleveland.com

The coronavirus is shown in a CDC illustration. The number of COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals has risen from 867 on Nov. 25 to 1,240 on Thursday. CDC images
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio this week — 16,061 —was almost identical to last week’s case number of 16,091
Ohio has been over 10,000 cases per week every week, except for brief dips, since the beginning of May. Weekly case numbers dipped below 10,000 again for two weeks in October.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals has risen from 867 on Nov. 25 to 1,240 on Thursday. That’s the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since Aug. 24. The number was in the 700s in early October.
This week’s case total averages to about 2,294 cases per day over seven days.
Total reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic were 40,664.
The total COVID-19 case count since early 2020 has now reached 3,259,911.
A total of 7,538,928 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, representing about 68.0% of Ohioans age 5 and up.
Since the beginning of 2021, there have been 25,586 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated, and 1,436 among people reported to be fully vaccinated. And there have been 81,532 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated, and 6,078 fully vaccinated people hospitalized.
The state does not report for COVID-19 cases whether people were vaccinated.
Thursday’s recap
* Total reported cases: 3,259,911, up 16,061.
* Total reported deaths: 40,644, up 86.
* Total reported hospitalizations: 131,574, up 605.
* Total reported ICU admissions: 14,584, up 37.
Dec. 1 recap
* Total reported cases: 3,243,850 up 16,091.
* Total reported deaths: 40,558, up 92.
* Total reported hospitalizations: 130,969, up 607.
* Total reported ICU admissions: 14,547, up 42.
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