Ohio records fewer than 900 new COVID cases

Some patients in hospitals and emergency departments will be allowed to have three visitors at a time starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the health system announced Monday.

There are certain visitor limits for outpatient procedures and office visits, and no one under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit patients. More details on the policy update are available at ketteringhealth.org/coronavirus.

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The Ohio Department of Health reported 42 new COVID hospitalizations and four new ICU admissions in the past day.

Southwestern Ohio accounts for nearly a quarter of critical care patients in the state and, combined with Midwest, accounts for a third of all COVID patients in critical care. However, both regions showed a drop of almost 60% on Monday compared to three weeks ago.

In Ohio, there are 314 COVID-positive ICU patients, representing one in nine patients, the OHA reported.

More than 7.2 million Ohioans have at least started the COVID vaccine, representing 61.71% of the state’s population, including 71.74% of adults, 69.65% of those age 12 and over and 65.59% of those aged 5 and over.

Fifty-seven percent of the state’s population, or more than 6.6 million Ohioans, have completed the vaccine series, including 66.53 percent of adults, 64.55 percent of those ages 12 and older, and 60, 6% of 5 years and over.

Nearly 3.6 million Ohioans received a booster dose, including 2,762 on the last day, according to ODH data.

For more information on testing, vaccination, and answers to common questions, visit the state health department website at coronavirus.oho.gov/home.