COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
As of Wednesday, Dec. 22, a total of 1,880,588 (+12,864) coronavirus cases have been reported in Ohio, leading to 93,794 (+492) hospitalizations and 11,520 (+41) admissions into the ICU.
With 12,864 new cases reported today, that is the most cases in one-day ever for the state of Ohio. The previous high was 12,502 new cases yesterday.
An additional 10,153 people have begun the vaccination process — 59.35% of all Ohioans — for a total of 6,937,844.
ODH reported 249 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total to 28,277. The state is updating the number only after death certificates have been processed, usually twice a week.
Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the Ohio National Guard on Friday to help hospitals with their pandemic-related staffing shortages.
The 21-day case average is sitting at more than 8,400.