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April 29: Ohio moves closer to getting health mandates lifted, still over 100 cases per 100,000 above threshold

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 16:27:59-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,786 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,070,771.

Key Metrics

As of Thursday, statewide, Ohio reported 155.6 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted. That's a reduction of about 30 cases per 100,000 from the two weeks before.

The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.

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The number of new cases today is slightly higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,770. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 900,146 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 84% of total cases.

To date, there have been 110,048 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 19,188 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; no 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, 1,016,805 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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Hospitalizations

The ODH reported 127 new hospitalizations today, with 12 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,200 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 324 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 69% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 4%, leaving 26% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 7% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 65% of ICU beds, and 28% of ICU beds are currently open.

Vaccinations

Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 4,658,250 people in Ohio, which is 39.85% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 42,498 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 3,715,333 people, which is 31.78% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 70,346 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:

Testing

There were 39,744 tests done on April 27, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 3.5% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3.6%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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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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