Jan. 4: Ohio reports 5,942 new COVID-19 cases, 67 new deaths, 3,258 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 04, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,942 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 727,423.

Key Metrics

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,468. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 650,929 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 89% of total cases.

There were 596 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 669 new cases and three deaths between Jan. 1 and 4.

There have now been 9,143 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 67 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 76.

As of today, 585,091 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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Current trends for key COVID-19 metrics, as of Jan. 4, 2021.


The ODH reported 314 new hospitalizations today, with 45 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,405 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,073 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 54% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 16%, leaving 29% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 22% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 53% of ICU beds, and 23% of ICU beds are currently open.

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Hospitalization data as of Jan. 4, 2021.


There were 24,683 tests done on Jan.2, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 15. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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COVID-19 testing data as of Jan. 4, 2021.


To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 162,942 people in Ohio, which is 1.39% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 3,258 people in the last 24 hours.

The vaccine has yet to be completed in any Ohio residents, as the second dose must be administered three or four weeks after the first dose.

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Vaccine data as of Jan. 4, 2021.

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Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.

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