Jan. 21: Ohio reports 7,271 new COVID-19 cases, 109 new deaths, 18,219 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 21:01:55-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,271 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 849,704.

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The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,111. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 746,398 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 88% of total cases.

Franklin County became the first county in the state to surpass 100,000 cases.

There were 753 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 108 new cases, bringing their total to 22,600.

There have now been 10,518 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 109 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 74.

As of today, 712,864 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 306 new hospitalizations today, with 35 ICU admissions, both of which were higher than the 21-day average. There are currently 3,406 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals and 845 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 61% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 12%, leaving 27% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 18% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 59% of ICU beds, and 23% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 47,039 tests done on Jan. 19, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 9.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 10%. 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 500,176 people in Ohio, which is 4.28% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 18,219 people in the last 24 hours.

The state has not yet released data on how many vaccinations have been completed with a second dose.

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