Miami Valley sees lowest single-day COVID-19 hospitalizations since beginning of July

MIAMI VALLEY — Data released Sunday afternoon showed the Miami Valley region reported its lowest single-day active hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 since the beginning of July.

The Ohio Hospital Association reported 79 people were hospitalized who have coronavirus in the region that includes the majority of Miami Valley hospitals.

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It’s the lowest rate the area has seen since July 5, when 70 people were hospitalized.

“This decline in hospitalizations allows hospitals to get those staff back to other important efforts. It also allows for focus on planning and implementation of COVID vaccination efforts, a critical step in ending this pandemic,” Lisa Henderson with the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association said.

The data released Sunday also showed that 1 in 24 people who are in the hospital locally have the virus, which is about 4 percent of the hospital census, OHA reported.

The numbers show the Miami Valley has a better hospitalization rate than the state has on average.

On Sunday, Ohio overall had 1,149 people in the hospital with COVID-19, which was the lowest single-day total since mid-October.