Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
“The Delta variant is continuing to drive an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations with the number of hospitalizations reported on September 15 in Ohio nearly triple the amount reported a year ago,” stated Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, (Source: “Ohio’s Daily COVID Hospitalizations Nearly Triple vs. Year Ago, Vanderhoff Says,” Dayton Daily News, September 16, 2021).
On September 15, ODH reported 7,747 new daily cases of COVID and 292 daily hospitalizations. A year ago, on September 15, 2020, the state reported just over 1,000 daily cases and 103 hospitalizations, he said.
“Even though about half of us today are well protected by vaccination, our daily hospitalizations are about triple what they were last year,” Dr. Vanderhoff said. “And the reason is simple. The Delta variant is aggressively seeking out anyone who lacks immunity and is making many of them very sick.”