According to statewide trends, it’s a 10% increase in the number of patients hospitalized in the past week and a 41% increase in the past three weeks. Zone 3 saw a 31% increase in the number of COVID IC patients in the past week and a 20% increase in the past three weeks. In the past 60 days, the number of COVID patients hospitalized has fallen by 37% and the number of ICU patients with coronavirus has fallen by 21%.
There are 393 COVID-19 hospitals in Zone 6, including Butler, Warren, Clinton, Hamilton, Clermont, Highland, Brown and Adams counties. One in seven hospitalized patients in the region has tested positive for COVID. It’s up 1% in the past week and 26% in the past three weeks, according to OHA.
The region has 133 COVID patients in ICUs on Thanksgiving, or about one in four patients. Zone 6 has had a 17% increase in the number of COVID-19 ICU patients in the past week and a 40% increase in the past three weeks.
Compared to 60 days ago, the region saw a 27% decrease in the number of COVID patients hospitalized and a 19% decrease in the number of coronavirus patients in ICUs.
The delta variant remains the predominant strain of the coronavirus in Ohio. From Nov. 7-20, according to the Ohio Department of Health, 100% of sequenced PCR tests were attributed to the delta variant.
ODH uses genomic sequencing on PCR assays to determine which variants are present in Ohio. The state can only perform genomic sequencing on PCR tests that require enough of a remaining sample and the sample to have a sufficiently high viral load. According to ODH, the results can be delayed for about three or four weeks from the time the sample was collected.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, ODH has not updated its COVID-19 dashboards. The data will be updated Friday to include numbers from Thanksgiving.