COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,003 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,050,112. While new cases remain around the 2,000 mark, Ohio's vaccination efforts continue to skyrocket, with nearly 100,000 people having received their second dose of the vaccine within the last 24 hours.
As of Thursday, statewide, Ohio reported 200 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted.
The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.
The number of new cases today is slightly higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,962. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 885,361 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 84% of total cases.
To date, there have been 106,723 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.
There have now been 18,991 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 74 new deaths were reported today as the state changes the frequency in which mortality is reported.
As other states do not send the death certificates for Ohioans who die out of state to ODH's Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular schedule, the mortality data provided by Ohio will continue to fluctuate and those deaths will be assigned to their appropriate dates.
As of today, 991,725 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.
The ODH reported 151 new hospitalizations today, with 15 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,301 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 369 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 68.70% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 4.72%, leaving 26.57% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 7.75% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 64.96% of ICU beds, and 27.29% of ICU beds are currently open.
Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 4,302,570 people in Ohio, which is 36.81% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 49,154 people in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 2,943,985 people, which is 25.19% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 96,149 people.
This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:
There were 38,979 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.5%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: The charts above are updated from a variety of sources, and may or may not reflect the latest COVID-19 data released by the state. These charts are regularly updated with new data and may not reflect the statistics in the text of this story at the time it was published.
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