The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in Akron area hospitals fell by 44 per cent over the weekend, reaching the lowest number since the end of July 2021.
The reduced number comes as the omicron rise has fallen from the highest number of 399 patients admitted to the Akron area on 6 January. Regional and state-wide COVID cases have also declined.
On Monday, the four major hospital systems in the Akron area reported a total of 35 patients, down from 63 on Friday. It included nine at Summa (down from 20 on Friday), 19 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General (down from 33), two at Western Reserve Hospital (same as Friday) and five at Akron Children’s Hospital (down from eight).
The Akron Beacon Journal has been tracking hospital admissions during the pandemic since November 30, 2020. The low record during this period is 12 patients, which was reached on July 2, 5, and 7, 2021.
Beacon Journal employee reporter Betty Lin-Fisher can be contacted at 330-996-3724 or [email protected]