Feb. 17: Ohio reports 1,816 new COVID-19 cases, 60 new deaths, 17,928 new vaccinations

Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 21:01:04-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,816 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 945,107.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,182. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 814,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 86% of total cases.

There were 88 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 73 new cases, bringing their total to 24,647.

There have now been 16,513 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 60 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 266 - though that average was brought up by thousands of previously unreported deaths.

As of today, 872,282 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 149 new hospitalizations today, with 25 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,539 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 447 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 63.81% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 5.57%, leaving 30.62% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 9.41% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 60.67% of ICU beds, and 29.92% of ICU beds are currently open.

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To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 1,339,231 people in Ohio, which is 11.46% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 17,928 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 513,004 people, which is 4.39% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 18,243 people.

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There were 16,794 tests done on Monday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.6% 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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