March 2: Ohio reports 1,709 new COVID-19 cases, 121 new deaths, 38,308 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:07 PM, Mar 02, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,709 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 970,583.

Key Metrics

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 2,154. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 831,329 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 86% of total cases.

To date, there have been 95,912 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 16,750 coronavirus-related deaths across the state. The state is no longer reporting daily deaths. Instead, the ODH dashboard will be updated twice per week when new data is received, the agency said.

As of today, 914,893 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.

Dashboard _ Key Indicators.png


The ODH reported 121 new hospitalizations today, with 12 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,131 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals and 295 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 66.30% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 4.10%, leaving 29.60% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 6.22% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 62.81% of ICU beds, and 30.97% 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 1,725,712 people in Ohio, which is 14.76% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 38,308 people in the last 24 hours.

Public County Dash.png

The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 938,600 people, which is 8.03% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 26,276 people.

Public County Dash (1).png

This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


There were 16,049 tests done on Sunday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.3% 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 COVID-19 data visualizations from News 5 here.

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.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.

Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.