COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,104 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 995,785.
As of Thursday, statewide, Ohio is at 143.3 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted.
The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.
Ohio's daily case numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 847,505 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.
To date, there have been 98,905 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.
There have now been 17,992 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
As of today, 944,699 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.
The ODH reported 81 new hospitalizations today, with eight ICU admissions. There are currently 856 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 229 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 68% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 3%, leaving 29% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 65% of ICU beds, and 30% of ICU beds are currently open.
Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 2,567,312 people in Ohio, which is 21.96% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 72,319 people in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 1,484,761 people, which is 12.7% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 34,738 people.
This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:
There were 15,807 tests done on March 16, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: The charts above are updated from a variety of sources, and may or may not reflect the latest COVID-19 data released by the state. These charts are regularly updated with new data and may not reflect the statistics in the text of this story at the time it was published.
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