COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the climb again in Ohio, and although the numbers are much smaller than their peak during the winter or even a few months ago, health officials are concerned by the rate at which they are increasing.
Two weeks ago, the number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the previous two weeks was 17.6. That more than doubled to 37.8 Wednesday. The test positivity rate has also risen from 1.6% to 2.8% during the same time.
Ohio added 758 COVID-19 cases to the state’s tally on Wednesday – 740 had illness onset dates in the past two weeks. The state does not publicly track the number of cases among people who are fully vaccinated.
The number of COVID-19-positive patients receiving care