Feb. 16: Ohio reports 2,206 new COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths, 16,925 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:30:50-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,026 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 943,291.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,351. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 813,465 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 86% of total cases.

There were 167 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 16,453 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 59 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 267.

As of today, 867,627 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.

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The ODH reported 104 new hospitalizations today, with 10 ICU admissions, both of which were lower than the 21-day average. There are currently 1,566 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 466 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 64% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 6%, leaving 31% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 10% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 60% of ICU beds, and 30% of ICU beds are currently open.

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To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 1,324,206 people in Ohio, which is 11.33% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 16,925 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 494,754 people, which is 4.23% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 13,199 people.

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There were 26,270 tests done on Feb. 14, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 5%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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