Weekly cases and hospitalizations at record highs
OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report released today set pandemic highs for daily cases and hospitalizations.
OHA reported 6,491 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 15, a 25% increase over the previous record-high week.
The percentage of positive tests for COVD-19 increased to 12.5% from 11.9%, even with an increase in the number of people tested.
Weekly hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose to 291, the highest yet reported in the pandemic.
There were fewer deaths, 31, associated with COVID-19 than the previous week’s record high of 42.
People aged 20 to 49 accounted for 51% of the cases, while people 70 and older accounted for 75% of deaths.
Note: This week’s report includes a report on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This includes people living in congregate or residential settings.
To date, there have been 5 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have died from COVID-19 associated illness.
This total comes from matching client lists from the state’s Office of Developmental Service Disabilities and the COVID-19 database.
These reports will be published quarterly. More information can be found here.