Jan. 28: Ohio reports 5,432 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new deaths, 33,487 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 10:53:31-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,432 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 883,716.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 6,221. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 771,743 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 87% of total cases.

There were 535 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 110 new cases and two deaths.

There have now been 11,006 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 75 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 74.

As of today, 764,480 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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The ODH reported 256 new hospitalizations today, with 23 ICU admissions. There are currently 2,829 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 708 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 62.33% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 10.29%, leaving 27.38% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 14.69% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58.82% of ICU beds, and 26.49% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 48,361 tests done on Jan. 26, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 7.4% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 8%. 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 716,017 people in Ohio, which is 6.13% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 33,487 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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