COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,799 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 937,541.
The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,700. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 809,589 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 86% of total cases.
There were 257 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
There have now been 16,340 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 1,204 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 270. The numbers are higher due to the ODH reconciling deaths that occurred from November to December 2020. Deaths will be higher for the next several days while the numbers are reconciled, ODH said.
As of today, 855,734 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 81 new hospitalizations today, with 8 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,703 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 462 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 61.62% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 6.23%%, leaving 32.15% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 9.74% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 60.89% of ICU beds, and 29.36% of ICU beds are currently open.
There were 34,923 tests done on Thursday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 6%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 1,239,870 people in Ohio, which is 10.61% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 40,812 people in the last 24 hours.
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been completed in 446,291 people in Ohio, which is 3.82% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 37,808 people in the last 24 hours.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.
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