Nearly 70 Percent Of Ohioans Recently Hospitalized With COVID-19 Were Age 60 Or Older

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine shared information during his briefing today that nearly 70 percent of those who were hospitalized because of COVID-19 were 60 years old or older.  People who were age 60 or older accounted for 54 percent of people in Ohio who were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the week of July 5.  

During the week of Sept.  27, 30 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio were patients who were 80 years old or older.  It was the first time since May that the 80+ demographic accounted for most of the hospitalizations in the state.  The age 70-79 demographic accounted for 28 percent of hospitalizations during the week.  The age 60-69 demographic accounted for 20 percent of the week's hospitalization.

People age 60 and 0lder accounted for 70 percent of the hospitalizations in the state during the week of Sept. 20.   The 70-79 demographic also accounted for 28 percent of hospitalizations during the week of Sept. 20, which was the most for the week.  The age 80+ demographic only accounted for 22 percent of all hospitalizations in the state during that week.  

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