Jan. 29: Ohio reports 4,874 new COVID-19 cases, 64 new deaths, 42,814 new vaccinations

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 21:19:53-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 4,874 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 888,590.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 5,999. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 775,353 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 87% of total cases.

There were 345 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 140 new cases reported in Cleveland, bringing the total number of cases in the city to date to 23,515.

There have now been 11,070 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 64 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 73.

As of today, 770,597 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 166 new hospitalizations today, with 23 ICU admissions. There are currently 2,706 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 658 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 61.57% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 9.81%, leaving 28.63% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 13.66% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58.97% of ICU beds, and 27.38% of ICU beds are currently open.

Cv hospital metrics 1/29/21


There were 60,563 tests done on Jan. 27, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 7.5% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 8.2%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Cv testing 1/29/21


To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 758,651 people in Ohio, which is 6.49% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 42,814 people in the last 24 hours, although the state said a technical issue caused a delay in the reporting time leading to a higher total Friday. The total vaccinations started in the last 24 hours metric may be lower on Saturday as a result.

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

CV vaccinations 1/29/21

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