Ohio reports 16,719 more COVID-19 cases: weekly coronavirus update for Thursday, Dec. 15 – cleveland.com

This chart shows the daily count of patients in Ohio hospitals with COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 through Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.Rich Exner, cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio ticked up slightly this week, from this week 16,061 last week to 16,719 this week.
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 1,182 on Thursday. The number was in the 700s in early October.
This week’s case total averages to about 2,388 cases per day over seven days.
Total reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic were 40,747.
The total COVID-19 case count since early 2020 has now reached 3,276,630.
A total of 7,543,421 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, representing about 68.0% of Ohioans age 5 and up, though just 1,533,571 have received the lastest booster.
Since the beginning of 2021, there have been 25,685 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated, and 1,440 among people reported to be fully vaccinated. And there have been 82,117 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated, and 6,128 fully vaccinated people hospitalized.
The state does not report for COVID-19 cases whether people were vaccinated.
Thursday’s recap
* Total reported cases: 3,276,630 up 16,719.
* Total reported deaths: 40,747, up 103.
* Total reported hospitalizations: 132,210, up 636.
* Total reported ICU admissions: 14,634, up 50.
Dec. 8 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.
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