Feb 24: Ohio reports 1,842 new COVID-19 cases, 77 new deaths, 25,780 new vaccinations

Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 24, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,842 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 959,995.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 2,537. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 824,401 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 86% of total cases.

There were 174 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 17,045 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 77 new deaths were reported today, lower] than the 21-day average of 267.

As of today, 897,425 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 137 new hospitalizations today, with 10 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,338 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 356 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 67.70% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 4.84%, leaving 27.46% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 7.45% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 63.79% of ICU beds, and 28.76% 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 1,500,364 people in Ohio, which is 12.84% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 25,780 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 742,857 people, which is 6.36% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 35,476 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


There were 16,126 tests done on Monday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 6.1% 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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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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