(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio Health Department is reporting just over eight-thousand new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.  

According to the latest update, there were 8,349 new positives, an increase of around 600 more cases than Wednesday. Hospitals admitted 355 new patients to medical centers, with 242 people placed in ICUs. Vaccinations increased yesterday, with another 9,000 people receiving at least their first dose.