COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,580 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 735,003.
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,412. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 656,581 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 89% of total cases.
There were 548 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
There have now been 9,247 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 104 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 76.
As of today, 596,221 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.
The ODH reported 538 new hospitalizations today, with 44 ICU admissions, both of which were higher than the 21-day average. There are currently 4,446 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,054 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 58% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 16%, leaving 26% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 22% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58% of ICU beds, and 21% of ICU beds are currently open.
There were 24,683 tests done on Jan. 3, 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.
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 175,408 people in Ohio, which is 1.5% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 12,550 people in the last 24 hours.
As part of the Phase 1A vaccine distribution, 61% of nursing homes in Ohio have been visited by vaccination teams so far, and 75% to 80% of residents visited have received a vaccine. According to DeWine, only 40% of the staff visited so far has taken the vaccine.
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.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
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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