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Jan. 19: Ohio reports 4,989 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths, 11,636 new vaccinations

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 15:14:24-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 4,989 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 836,055.

Key Metrics

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,309. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 736,291 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 88% of total cases.

There were 567 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 10,336 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 55 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 77.

As of today, 694,905 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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Hospitalizations

The ODH reported 254 new hospitalizations today, with 20 ICU admissions, both of which were below the 21-day average. There are currently 3,643 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 885 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 60% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 13%, leaving 27% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 18% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58% of ICU beds, and 24% of ICU beds are currently open.

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Testing

There were 28,171 tests done on Jan. 17, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 10.9% 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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Vaccinations

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 456,131 people in Ohio, which is 3.9% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 11,636 people in the last 24 hours.

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