COVID-19 cases are creeping up in Ohio
COVID-19 infections are increasing again in Ohio — and much of the U.S. — after a two-month lull.
What's happening: This rise is largely attributed to the Omicron subvariant BA.2, though another offshoot, BA2.12.1, is also gaining ground.
Reality check: Data regarding new cases is getting less reliable as public testing infrastructure winds down and home test results are less likely to be reported to state officials.
What we're watching: Hospitalizations, an indicator of infection severity, are also creeping upward in Ohio, per the state's online dashboard.
- Yes, but: They're still just a sliver of the figures we saw during Omicron's January peak.
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