Omicron variant causing ‘tidal wave’ of COVID-19 cases in Ohio, state health director says

1/13/2022 9:32:00 PM

The state has been averaging more than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past three weeks, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health.

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The omicron variant is causing a “tidal wave” of coronavirus cases in Ohio unlike anything seen earlier in the pandemic, the state’s health director said Thursday.

The state has been averaging more than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past three weeks, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health.

The data shows community spread of the virus is “rampant,” Vanderhoff said. The state has been averaging nearly 2,000 cases per 100,000 residents, roughly 20 times higher than the 100 cases per 100,000 population that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as a high level of community spread.

“The numbers clearly demonstrate just how easily omicron is spreading,” Vanderhoff said. “This variant is extremely contagious, and cases are skyrocketing as a result.”The sheer volume in cases is also straining hospitals throughout Ohio. The state has seen a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations this month, including 6,607 on Thursday, according to data from the Ohio Hospital Association. The total is up from 5,756 on New Year’s Day and far higher than the 2,172 seen during the peak of the surge from the delta variant back on Nov. 6.

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Prioritize patients who are vaxxed over those who are not. Just they currently do with organ transplant patients. Give the maga's what they want. the healthcare workers now mandated by? I’m not sure that will help matters! 😂 No one is listening anymore, except for the terrified hardcore liberals, get busy living or get busy dying

Well just use focused protection like Dr. SunetraGupta and don’t shut down the whole society or anything

Questions surround the COVID-19 omicron variant's relationship with long-haul COVIDLong-haul COVID is described as having symptoms more than months after an initial infection. GovCox

Ohio reports 19,611 more COVID-19 cases: daily coronavirus update for Tuesday, Jan. 11With 363 more deaths, Ohio’s death toll since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 30,435. What about flu cases? 🤔 Since the beginning of 2021: 15,324 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated 729 among people reported to be fully vaccinated. 50,828 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated 2,991 fully vaccinated people hospitalized. 450/11,700,000 = 0.003% of the population.

Ohio reports 20,093 more COVID-19 cases: daily coronavirus update for Wednesday, Jan. 12The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is also up nearly 500 in the past 24 hours. You're still neglecting to state how many are hospitalized for COVID as opposed to with incidental COVID. metrohealthCLE your lack of COVID policy for non-medical workers in the hospital is validating the idea that it is fake. They're already talking about how the vaccine is fake, asking if it were real why'd you back down? How many cases do we need to start protecting our staff? 500 in the past 24hrs🤔 that vaccine doesn't stop. Does more harm than good.

President Biden sending COVID-19 medical teams to Ohio to help hospitals, report saysOhio is one of six states President Joe Biden is sending medical teams to for hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. Mmm ice cream!!! Too little too late!😠 Any comments DeWine, Husted, Yost, LaRose, Timken, Ohio Republican legislators? We’ll wait.

Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson Compares COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements to Nazi Germany, ApologizesIn a tweet Wednesday, Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson compared D.C.'s COVID-19 vaccination proof requirements to Nazi Germany. In a reply to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel... Can you imagine these people 50 years ago? Thank god republicans weren't like this then. We'd never have smallpox eradicated, or even establish all the vaccine mandates you find when enrolling in public school.

Ohio may break down hospitalizations of patients ‘for COVID-19′ versus ‘with COVID-19,’ Gov. Mike DeWine saysThere are advantages to breaking down the numbers. For example, it would provide an opportunity for public health officials to talk about how people who are asymptomatic are also contagious and can spread it to others, who can become more seriously ill. Weird how republicans have been suggesting this for almost two years but now government wants to do it because the overall numbers are making Biden look bad.

That’s the highest 21-day average at any point during the pandemic, ODH Director Dr.The U.The state of Ohio on Monday reported 19,611 new cases of COVID-19, rising once again above the 19,000-case mark first reached in late December.The state of Ohio on Wednesday reported 20,093 new cases of COVID-19, continuing the trend of one-day case numbers above 19,000.

Bruce Vanderhoff said during a news briefing. The data shows community spread of the virus is “rampant,” Vanderhoff said. is now averaging nearly 600,000 new cases of COVID infections per day, meaning millions of people are getting infected with the virus. The state has been averaging nearly 2,000 cases per 100,000 residents, roughly 20 times higher than the 100 cases per 100,000 population that the U. The total case count since early 2020 has now reached 2,226,881.S. So far, the omicron variant appears to be milder than previous variants, and there are fewer hospitalizations and deaths from it. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as a high level of community spread. The total case count since early 2020 has now reached 2,246,974, meaning about 1-in-5 Ohioans has contracted the virus at some point.

“The numbers clearly demonstrate just how easily omicron is spreading,” Vanderhoff said.S. A total of 7,068,240 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, representing about 64. “This variant is extremely contagious, and cases are skyrocketing as a result.” The sheer volume in cases is also straining hospitals throughout Ohio. Vivek Murthy said. The state has seen a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations this month, including 6,607 on Thursday, according to data from the Ohio Hospital Association. And there have been 50,828 hospitalized Ohioans who were not fully vaccinated, and 2,991 fully vaccinated people hospitalized. The total is up from 5,756 on New Year’s Day and far higher than the 2,172 seen during the peak of the surge from the delta variant back on Nov. Dr. Since the beginning of 2021, there have been 15,324 deaths among people reported as unvaccinated, and 729 among people reported to be fully vaccinated.

6. “Our hospitals are swamped,” Vanderhoff said, adding that many have needed to postpone elective surgeries and other procedures to preserve bed space. Lee is a professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. However, the total cases being reported recently likely are understated. Many of the recent coronavirus cases have been mild, particularly among those who are fully vaccinated, Vanderhoff said. But he noted that 30% of the state’s population remains unvaccinated, putting them at a higher risk for more-serious symptoms and hospitalization. "Based on the data, it looks like the peak of this current Omicron wave will probably occur sometime in mid-January," Dr. Furthermore, the sheer number of cases in Ohio is causing hospitalizations to skyrocket, said Dr. We anticipate that the processing delay may continue for the coming days. “Due to the high volume of cases being reported during the current COVID 19 surge, not all cases reported in the past 24 hours may have been fully processed and may not appear on the current trends dashboard today,” the Ohio Department of Health continues to note in daily updates.

Jennifer Forrester, the associate chief medical officer at UC Health in Cincinnati. By then, millions more Americans could potentially be infected with COVID, but it's what happens in the months after those infections that will need to be looked at closely, including what Omicron might mean in terms of new long-haul COVID cases. “To be honest, we’re exhausted, and trying to keep up with the additional stress on our hospitals with limited resources,” she said. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is also seeing a surge of patients in its emergency room, which adds to the strain from the higher number of patients who are being admitted, said Dr. Lee said. * Total reported ICU admissions: 12,114, up 55. Daniel Bachmann, the health system’s director of emergency preparedness. “The constraint on our capacity, the historic volumes that we’re seeing, is being felt by everyone right now." Dr. * Total reported ICU admissions: 12,158, up 44.

” Bachmann said Ohio Gov. * Total reported ICU admissions: 12,059, up 21. Mike DeWine’s decision to send Ohio National Guard members to assist at hospitals has helped relieve some of the strain. The World Health Organization defines long-COVID as having symptoms more than months after initial infection. Wexner Medical Center recently opened a COVID-19 testing center supported by Ohio National Guard members. Hospitals are also struggling with the fact coronavirus testing kits have become harder to come by as demand has soared nationwide." And it's something that, for omicron cases, might not become clearer until the spring. Bachmann said Wexner Medical Center has stopped testing patients who are coming to the ER without coronavirus symptoms and may not need to be admitted.

“That’s a stance that many health care systems have taken in light of the high volumes that we’re seeing.com.” On Wednesday, DeWine told .