Ohio Coronavirus Sunday Update: Over 50,000 Weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A resurgence of the Delta variant wave of COVID-19 has brought Ohio to a new peak in weekly cases since Delta became the dominant variant in early July.

As of Sunday, December 5, the Ohio Department of Health reported a total of 1,731,003 (+ 5,334) cases, resulting in 87,776 (+ 80) hospitalizations and 10,890 (+3) intensive care admissions .

As of Monday-Sunday, ODH reported 52,243 cases, the most in a week during the Delta wave and the fourth week of the last five to see an increase in cases from the previous week. Cases were down last week during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The 21-day case average now stands at 6,024, up from 5,026 a week ago and 3,596 a month ago. The rate had not exceeded 6,000 since October 6.

A total of 6,811,987 people – 58.28% of the state’s population – have at least started the vaccination process, according to ODH data, an increase of 5,586 from the previous day.

The ODH reported 264 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 26,851. The state only updates the number after death certificates are processed, usually twice a week.

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