Jan. 12: Ohio reports 7,981 new COVID-19 cases, 100 new deaths, 17,421 new vaccinations

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 22:08:43-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,981 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 792,938.

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The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,424. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 702,846 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 89% of total cases.

There were 739 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 161 new cases and four deaths.

There have now been 9,802 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 100 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 74.

As of today, 648,724 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 43 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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The ODH reported 486 new hospitalizations today, with 49 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,010 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 968 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 59.14% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 14.48%, leaving 26.37% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 19.93% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 55.58% of ICU beds, and 24.49% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 28,976 tests done on Sunday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 13.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 321,606 people in Ohio, which is 2.75% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 17,421 people in the last 24 hours.

According to DeWine, 85% of nursing home staff and residents in the state have been vaccinated.

Ohio has not yet reported data on how many Ohio residents have received the second dose of the vaccine.

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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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