Jan. 16: Ohio reports 7,065 new COVID-19 cases, 78 new deaths, 25,733 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 16, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,065 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 821,507.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,469. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 725,111 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 88% of total cases.

There were 617 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 179 new cases reported in Cleveland, bringing the total to 21,962.

There have now been 10,135 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 78 new deaths were reported today, matching the 21-day average of 78.

As of today, 672,231 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 241 new hospitalizations today, with 17 ICU admissions. There are currently 3,742 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 934 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 57.91% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 13.63%%, leaving 28.46% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 19.59% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 55.36% of ICU beds, and 25.05% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 58,857 tests done on Thursday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 9.8% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 12%. 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 414,062 people in Ohio, which is 3.54% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 25,733 people in the last 24 hours.

The vaccine has yet to be completed in any Ohio residents, as the second dose must be administered three or four weeks after the first dose.

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