Jan. 18: Ohio reports 4,312 new COVID-19 cases, 81 new deaths, 9,386 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 15:06:27-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 4,312 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 831,066.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,430. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 732,762 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 88% of total cases.

There were 435 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 10,281 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 81 new deaths were reported today.

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 162 new hospitalizations today, with 16 ICU admissions, both of which were lower than the 21-day average. There are currently 3,765 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 909 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 56% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 14%, leaving 31% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 19% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 54% of ICU beds, and 27% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 35,366 tests done on Jan. 16, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 10% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 11%. 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 444,524 people in Ohio, which is 3.8% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 9,386 people in the last 24 hours.

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